Read our 2013 Report Card for Watt.
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)
Watt was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6162 (111th): Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010
- H.R. 6701 (110th): Civil Rights Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008
- H.R. 1505 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2127 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the “Jim Richardson Post Office”.
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 about one third or more 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).
Watt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Watt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3219 (113th): Free Market Royalty Act
- H.R. 1045 (113th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Disperse Blue 291:1.
- H.R. 1046 (113th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Disperse Orange 29.
- H.R. 1052 (113th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Disperse Red 167:1.
- H.R. 1058 (113th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Acid Black 194.
- H.R. 1055 (113th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Disperse Violet 57.
- H.R. 1051 (113th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Disperse Red 92.
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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