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Rep. Mark Amodei’s 2016 Report Card

Representative from Nevada's 2nd District
Republican
Serving Sep 13, 2011 – Jan 3, 2019


These special statistics cover Amodei’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Amodei’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Bills Cosponsored

34th most bills among House Republicans

Amodei cosponsored 324 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 34th most bills out of 247 1
563 bills View All
All Representatives 151st most bills out of 439 1
1,007 bills View All
 

Missed Votes

58th most absent among All Representatives

Amodei missed 6.3% of votes (83 of 1,325 votes) in the 114th Congress. View Amodei’s Profile »

compared to... rank most voting ⇢ most absent
All Representatives 58th most absent out of 432 0
29% missed votes View All

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

67th most bipartisan among House Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 324 bills that Amodei cosponsored, 16% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank least bipartisan ⇢ most bipartisan
House Republicans 67th most bipartisan out of 246 1
46% of bills View All
All Representatives 186th least bipartisan out of 435 1
69% of bills View All

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

 

Ideology Score

88th most conservative among All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Amodei’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

compared to... rank most liberal ⇢ most conservative
House Republicans 88th most conservative out of 247
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All Representatives 88th most conservative out of 439
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Bills Out of Committee

82nd most bills among All Representatives; tied with 54 others

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Amodei introduced 3 bills in the 114th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1214: National Forest Small Tracts Act ...; H.R. 1937: National Strategic and Critical Minerals ...; H.R. 2733: Nevada Native Nations Land Act

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 76th most bills (tied w/ 43) out of 247 0
24 bills View All
All Representatives 82nd most bills (tied w/ 54) out of 439 0
24 bills View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

119th fewest bills among All Representatives; tied with 72 others

2 of Amodei’s bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 1937: National Strategic and Critical Minerals ...; H.R. 4298: Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial Act

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 74th fewest bills (tied w/ 40) out of 247 0
20 bills View All
All Representatives 119th fewest bills (tied w/ 72) out of 439 0
20 bills View All
 

Government Transparency

146th most supportive among All Representatives; tied with 63 others

GovTrack looked at whether Amodei supported any of 40 government transparency bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Amodei 2 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Cosponsored: H.R. 653: FOIA Act; H.R. 4177: Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our ...

compared to... rank least supportive ⇢ most supportive
House Republicans 23rd most supportive (tied w/ 25) out of 247 0
10 points View All
All Representatives 146th most supportive (tied w/ 63) out of 439 0
17 points View All
 

Bills Introduced

167th fewest bills among All Representatives; tied with 22 others

Amodei introduced 13 bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 98th fewest bills (tied w/ 15) out of 247 0
64 bills View All
All Representatives 167th fewest bills (tied w/ 22) out of 439 0
106 bills View All
 

Cosponsors

187th fewest cosponsors among All Representatives; tied with 1 other

Amodei’s bills and resolutions had 178 cosponsors in the 114th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
House Republicans 110th fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 1) out of 247 0
1,242 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 187th fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 1) out of 439 0
1,647 cosponsors View All
 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

168th most bills among All Representatives; tied with 41 others

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 6 of Amodei’s 13 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 114th Congress.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 96th most bills (tied w/ 23) out of 247 0
30 bills View All
All Representatives 168th most bills (tied w/ 41) out of 439 0
30 bills View All
 

Leadership Score

189th best score among All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Amodei’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

compared to... rank worst score ⇢ best score
House Republicans 119th worst score out of 247
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All Representatives 189th best score out of 439
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Working with the Senate

181st fewest bills among All Representatives; tied with 77 others

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Amodei’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 2733: Nevada Native Nations Land Act; H.R. 5752: Pershing County Economic Development and ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 94th most bills (tied w/ 45) out of 247 0
16 bills View All
All Representatives 181st fewest bills (tied w/ 77) out of 439 0
16 bills View All

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

 

Committee Positions

Amodei held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Amodei’s Profile »

compared to... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
House Republicans 47th highest score (tied w/ 105) out of 247 0
11 points View All
All Representatives 70th highest score (tied w/ 199) out of 439 0
11 points View All
 

Laws Enacted

Amodei introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 114th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2733: Nevada Native Nations Land Act

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
House Republicans 55th most bills (tied w/ 82) out of 247 0
8 View All
All Representatives 79th most bills (tied w/ 144) out of 439 0
8 View All

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.