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Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo’s 2020 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Crapo’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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.

 

Introduced the 5th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Crapo introduced 24 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (7th percentile); All Senators (9th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 7th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 6 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Crapo introduced 6 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 430: A bill to extend the ...; S. 754: National Fish Habitat Conservation Act ...; S. 2204: DART Act of 2019; S.Res. 320: A resolution recognizing and supporting ...; S.Res. 722: A resolution recognizing and supporting ...; S.Res. 775: A resolution designating September 30, ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (12th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); All Senators (15th percentile).


 

Ranked 12th most politically right compared to Serving 10+ Years

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 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Crapo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); All Senators (71st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 14th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 2 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 17 of Crapo’s 24 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Crapo caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (35th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (24th percentile); All Senators (27th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Got bicameral support on the 13th fewest bills compared to All Senators (tied with 6 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 7 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. 103: A bill to authorize an ...; S. 430: A bill to extend the ...; S. 1007: Prevent All Soring Tactics Act ...; S. 2379: Medicaid Patient Abuse Prevention Act; S. 2794: Bring Our Heroes Home Act; S. 3085: Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and ...; S. 3350: State Veterans Home Inspection Simplification ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (13th percentile); All Senators (12th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 19th fewest bills compared to All Senators

Crapo cosponsored 216 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 Senate Republicans (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); All Senators (18th percentile).


 

Was 17th most present in votes compared to All Senators (tied with 5 others)

Crapo missed 0.7% of votes (5 of 720 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Crapo’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); All Senators (16th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Crapo introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th 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. 430: A bill to extend the ...; S. 754: National Fish Habitat Conservation Act ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (7th percentile); All Senators (14th 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

5 of Crapo’s bills and resolutions in the 116th 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. 203: BRACE Act of 2019; S. 430: A bill to extend the ...; S. 1007: Prevent All Soring Tactics Act ...; S. 2316: Manufacturing, Investment, and Controls Review ...; S. 2379: Medicaid Patient Abuse Prevention Act

Compare to all Senate Republicans (42nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (26th percentile); All Senators (35th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

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. View Crapo’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (58th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (26th percentile); All Senators (58th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 216 bills that Crapo cosponsored, 28% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (42nd percentile); All Senators (49th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsors

Crapo’s bills and resolutions had 284 cosponsors in the 116th 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 Senate Republicans (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (26th percentile); All Senators (38th percentile).


 

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 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Crapo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); All Senators (44th percentile).


Additional Notes

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 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.