Rep. Michael Castle

Former Representative from Delaware’s At-Large District, Republican

Castle, a Republican, was the representative for Delaware's at-large district from 1993 to 2010.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Castle 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Castle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Castle was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Castle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Education (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Castle’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Con.Res. 293 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Jun 30, 2010. Passed 222/186.
Aye H.R. 5136 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 28, 2010. Passed 229/186.
Yea H.Con.Res. 282 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
May 27, 2010. Passed 230/187.
Aye H.R. 2920 (111th): Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009
Jul 22, 2009. Passed 265/166.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2010, Castle missed 109 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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