Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 12th District, Democrat

Watt, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 12th congressional district from 1993 to 2013.



Our unique analysis of the bills Watt sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Watt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2013 Statistics

Read our 2013 Report Card for Watt for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Watt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2013, Watt missed 279 of 14,072 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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