skip to main content

Sen. Michael Enzi’s 2014 Report Card

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


These special statistics cover Enzi’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 12, 2015. Although Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1], Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4], Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10], and Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] served in the 112th Congress, they took office within the last two months of the 112th Congress and here are grouped with other freshmen for the 113th 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 the 113th Congress 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).


 

Supported government transparency the 3rd most often compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 2 others)

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: DATA Act

Compare to all Senate Republicans (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); All Senators (71st percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 4th most bills compared to Senate Republicans

Enzi cosponsored 283 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 (83rd percentile); All Senators (79th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 4th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 4 others)

1 of Enzi’s bills and resolutions in the 113th 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. 642: Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (7th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (6th percentile); All Senators (8th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 19th highest % of bills compared to All Senators (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 43% of Enzi’s 28 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

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

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


 

Was 25th most present in votes compared to All Senators (tied with 2 others)

Enzi missed 0.9% of votes (6 of 657 votes) in the 113th Congress. View Enzi’s Profile »

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


 

Laws Enacted

Enzi introduced 1 bill that became law in the 113th 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. 130: Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (24th percentile); All Senators (32nd percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

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 (6th percentile); All Senators (19th 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 113th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (41st percentile); All Senators (53rd percentile).


 

Working with the House

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 8 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 ...; S. 1780: A bill to clarify that ...; S. 2630: A bill to amend the ...; S. 2706: Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act ...; S.J.Res. 34: A joint resolution proposing an ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (39th percentile); All Senators (47th percentile).

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


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 283 bills that Enzi cosponsored, 30% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (27th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (57th percentile); All Senators (61st percentile).

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


 

Bills Introduced

Enzi introduced 28 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (33rd percentile); All Senators (41st percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Enzi introduced 4 bills in the 113th Congress 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 ...; S. 2609: Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (64th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); All Senators (52nd percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Enzi’s bills and resolutions had 240 cosponsors in the 113th 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 (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (48th percentile); All Senators (58th 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 113th Congress) 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.