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Sen. Michael Enzi’s 2018 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Enzi’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 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.

 

Joined bipartisan bills the least often compared to All Senators

Of the 169 bills that Enzi cosponsored, 11% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (0th percentile); All Senators (0th percentile).

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


 

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 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

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


 

Got the 2nd fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Enzi’s bills and resolutions had 129 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 (2nd percentile); Senate Republicans (18th percentile); All Senators (16th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 3rd least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 1 other)

1 of Enzi’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. 735: State, Tribal, and Local Species ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (4th percentile); Senate Republicans (10th percentile); All Senators (5th percentile).


 

Ranked the 6th bottom/follower compared to Serving 10+ Years

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 Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); Senate Republicans (20th percentile); All Senators (22nd percentile).


 

Introduced the 9th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Enzi introduced 29 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); Senate Republicans (26th percentile); All Senators (23rd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 8th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 5 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 14 of Enzi’s 29 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Enzi caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (15th percentile); Senate Republicans (18th percentile); All Senators (22nd percentile).


 

Wrote the 8th fewest laws compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 6 others)

Enzi introduced 2 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. 1: An original bill to provide ...; S. 3509: Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (22nd percentile); Senate Republicans (14th percentile); All Senators (22nd 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.


 

Got bicameral support on the 10th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 3 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 7 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. 70: A bill to designate the ...; S. 270: Pension and Budget Integrity Act ...; S. 736: Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act ...; S. 1267: State Mineral Revenue Protection Act; S. 1878: Voluntary Protection Program Act; S.Res. 274: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 654: A resolution supporting the goals ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); Senate Republicans (34th percentile); All Senators (24th percentile).

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


 

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

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

Enzi cosponsored S. 2236: Congressional Harassment Reform Act

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


 

Cosponsored the 17th fewest bills compared to All Senators

Enzi cosponsored 169 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 (17th percentile); Senate Republicans (32nd percentile); All Senators (16th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Enzi introduced 11 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 1: An original bill to provide ...; S. 1092: Interstate Transport Act of 2018; S. 3509: Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act ...; S.Res. 89: A resolution supporting the designation ...; S.Res. 225: A resolution designating July 22, ...; S.Res. 274: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 425: A resolution supporting the designation ...; S.Res. 589: A resolution designating July 28, ...; S.Res. 654: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Con.Res. 3: A concurrent resolution setting forth ...; S.Con.Res. 25: An original concurrent resolution setting ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); Senate Republicans (44th percentile); All Senators (54th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Enzi held a leadership position on 1 committee and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Enzi’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (37th percentile); Senate Republicans (70th percentile); All Senators (66th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Enzi missed 0.0% of votes (0 of 599 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Enzi’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); All Senators (0th 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.