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Rep. Mark Meadows

Representative for North Carolina’s 11th District

pronounced mahrk // ME-dohwz

Meadows is the representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Meadows’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

Misconduct

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]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Meadows.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

The chart is based on the bills Meadows has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Mark Meadows sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Meadows was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (37%) Taxation (22%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Emergency Management (8%) Health (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Meadows’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meadows’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Aye H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Nay H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2018, Meadows missed 63 of 3,674 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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