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Rep. Mark Meadows’s 2013 Report Card

Representative from North Carolina's 11th District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Meadows’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding Congress.

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 Meadows’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.

 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 2 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Meadows introduced 2 bills in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1541: Common Sense in Compensation Act; H.R. 2067: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (77th percentile); House Freshmen (95th percentile); House Republicans (72nd percentile); Safe House Seats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (83rd percentile).


 

Was 3rd most present in votes compared to North Carolina Delegation

Meadows missed 1.6% of votes (10 of 641 votes) in 2013. View Meadows’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (15th percentile); House Freshmen (53rd percentile); Safe House Seats (40th percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).

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.


 

Introduced the 10th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

Meadows introduced 9 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (62nd percentile); House Freshmen (86th percentile); House Republicans (52nd percentile); Safe House Seats (51st percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


 

Got the 13th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen

Meadows’s bills and resolutions had 126 cosponsors in 2013. 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 »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (69th percentile); House Freshmen (83rd percentile); House Republicans (55th percentile); Safe House Seats (57th percentile); All Representatives (57th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 21st most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 2 others)

Meadows cosponsored 205 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (85th percentile); House Freshmen (79th percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (78th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Meadows introduced 0 bills that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

2 of Meadows’s bills and resolutions in 2013 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. 2389: IRS Verification Act; H.J.Res. 50: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (46th percentile); House Freshmen (83rd percentile); House Republicans (62nd percentile); Safe House Seats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Meadows’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.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

Meadows held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Meadows’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 205 bills that Meadows cosponsored, 8% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (38th percentile); House Freshmen (32nd percentile); House Republicans (49th percentile); Safe House Seats (28th percentile); All Representatives (26th percentile).

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


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Meadows supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Meadows 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


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.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

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 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.