Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 12th District

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-2013 Representative North Carolina's 12th District

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2013 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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 is a member of the House of Representatives. 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)

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 2.5% 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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