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Rep. Mark Meadows

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 11th District

pronounced mahrk // MEH-dohwz

Meadows was the representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2020.


In 2016 Meadows was investigated for retaining an employee through 2015 who did not perform duties after 2014 commensurate with the compensation the employee received. This employee, Mr. West, had been demoted after Meadows learned of West's sexual harassment of other Meadows' staff. Meadows commissioned his own investigation and ignored the recommendation to fire West. Further, Meadows did not seek guidance on whether continuing to pay West was in accordance with House Rules and his separatist approach to keeping West on staff, but away from women staff was effectively discriminatory since it precluded their access to to Meadows. For these reasons, the Committee unanimously voted to reprove Meadows and to require him to repay West's excess two month's salary of $40,625.02.

May. 18, 2016 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations
Aug. 17, 2016 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Nov. 16, 2018 House Committee on Ethics the Committee unanimously voted to issue this Report, which will serve as a reproval of Representative Meadows’ conduct, and to require Representative Meadows to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for the overpayment of Mr. West, in the amount of $40,625.02
Photo of Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Meadows.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Meadows is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Meadows sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Meadows was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Meadows sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Taxation (18%) Health (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Emergency Management (8%) International Affairs (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Meadows recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Meadows voted Nay

Meadows voted Nay

Passed 395/11 on Mar 27, 2017.

H.R. 654 directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake …

Meadows voted No

Passed 240/189 on Oct 23, 2015.

### UPDATE - July 17, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced plans to reintroduce the text of this bill in the 115th …

Meadows voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Meadows voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Meadows voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Meadows voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Mar 2020, Meadows missed 115 of 4,542 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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