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Sen. Michael Enzi’s 2013 Report Card

Senior Senator from Wyoming
Republican
Serving Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 3, 2021


These special year-end statistics cover Enzi’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare him to other senators serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding Congress.

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 Enzi’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.

 

Ranked 2nd 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 2013 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); All Senators (98th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 3rd highest % of bills compared to Senate Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 53% of Enzi’s 15 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2013.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (90th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); All Senators (89th percentile).

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


 

Supported government transparency the 3rd most often compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 1 other)

GovTrack looked at whether Enzi supported any of 8 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the Senate that we identified in this session. We gave Enzi 2 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Enzi cosponsored S. 375: Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act; S. 994: Digital Accountability and Transparency Act ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (91st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); All Senators (74th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 4th most bills compared to Senate Republicans

Enzi cosponsored 181 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 (91st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); All Senators (84th percentile).


 

Ranked the 6th top leader compared to Senate Republicans

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 2013 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); All Senators (67th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 5th most often compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 3 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Enzi introduced 3 bills in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 130: Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance ...; S. 743: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; S. 1824: Drinking Water Supply Assistance Act ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (82nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (50th percentile); All Senators (63rd percentile).


 

Got the 10th most cosponsors on their bills compared to Senate Republicans

Enzi’s bills and resolutions had 152 cosponsors in 2013. 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 (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (52nd percentile); All Senators (64th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 9th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 6 others)

1 of Enzi’s bills and resolutions in 2013 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. 642: Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (18th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); All Senators (18th percentile).


 

Introduced the 15th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 2 others)

Enzi introduced 15 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (47th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); All Senators (33rd percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Enzi missed 1.0% of votes (3 of 291 votes) in 2013. View Enzi’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (38th percentile); All Senators (38th percentile).


 

Working with the House

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 4 of Enzi’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. 336: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; S. 743: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; S. 951: State Mineral Revenue Protection Act; S. 1190: Small Business Fairness Act of ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (27th percentile); All Senators (37th percentile).

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


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 181 bills that Enzi cosponsored, 33% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (27th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (58th percentile); All Senators (63rd percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

Enzi held a leadership position on 0 committees and 2 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Enzi’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (11th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (5th percentile); All Senators (18th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Enzi introduced 1 bill that became law in 2013. 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. 130: Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (75th percentile); All Senators (86th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


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 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.