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Sen. Michael Crapo’s 2018 Report Card

Senior Senator from Idaho
Republican
Serving Jan 6, 1999 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Crapo’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Crapo’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got their bills out of committee the 5th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 3 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Crapo introduced 6 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 97: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...; S. 1463: Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance ...; S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and ...; S. 3139: TRIP Act; S.Res. 656: A resolution recognizing and supporting ...; S.J.Res. 47: A joint resolution providing for ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (9th percentile); Senate Republicans (16th percentile); All Senators (18th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 7th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 5 of Crapo’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the House. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: S. 209: A bill to authorize an ...; S. 1001: Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and ...; S. 1463: Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance ...; S. 3299: IMPROVE Transition for Servicemembers Act; S.J.Res. 47: A joint resolution providing for ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (13th percentile); Senate Republicans (20th percentile); All Senators (15th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Cosponsored the 10th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Crapo cosponsored 196 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); Senate Republicans (40th percentile); All Senators (21st percentile).


 

Introduced the 10th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 3 others)

Crapo introduced 31 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); Senate Republicans (32nd percentile); All Senators (26th percentile).


 

Got the 12th most cosponsors on their bills compared to Senate Republicans

Crapo’s bills and resolutions had 312 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (50th percentile); Senate Republicans (76th percentile); All Senators (63rd percentile).


 

Supported government transparency the 10th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 7 others)

GovTrack looked at whether Crapo supported any of 14 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the Senate that we identified in this session. We gave Crapo 1 point, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Crapo cosponsored S. 333: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); Senate Republicans (48th percentile); All Senators (24th percentile).


 

Held the 11th fewest committee positions compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 6 others)

Crapo held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Crapo’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (22nd percentile); Senate Republicans (58th percentile); All Senators (59th percentile).


 

Ranked 22nd most conservative compared to All Senators

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Crapo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); Senate Republicans (56th percentile); All Senators (78th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Crapo introduced 4 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: S. 97: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...; S. 1463: Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance ...; S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and ...; S.J.Res. 47: A joint resolution providing for ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (54th percentile); Senate Republicans (38th percentile); All Senators (53rd percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

6 of Crapo’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: S. 97: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...; S. 340: Sensible Environmental Protection Act of ...; S. 407: Building Rail Access for Customers ...; S. 1463: Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance ...; S. 1571: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization ...; S. 3139: TRIP Act

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); Senate Republicans (56th percentile); All Senators (53rd percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 19 of Crapo’s 31 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Crapo caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (39th percentile); Senate Republicans (44th percentile); All Senators (43rd percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 196 bills that Crapo cosponsored, 24% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); Senate Republicans (44th percentile); All Senators (33rd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Crapo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (67th percentile); Senate Republicans (70th percentile); All Senators (74th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Crapo missed 0.8% of votes (5 of 599 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Crapo’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (39th percentile); All Senators (39th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.