Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt

Former Representative from North Carolina's 12th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1993-2014 Representative,
North Carolina's 12th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Watt is a moderate Democratic follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Watt’s bills have had a total of 1 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2013, Watt missed 279 of 14,072 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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