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Sen. Michael Enzi’s 2019 Report Card

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


These year-end statistics cover Enzi’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other senators serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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 Serving 10+ Years

Of the 105 bills that Enzi cosponsored, 15% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (2nd percentile); All Senators (3rd percentile).

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


 

Got the 6th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Enzi’s bills and resolutions had 123 cosponsors in 2019. 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 (12th percentile); Senate Republicans (34th percentile); All Senators (22nd percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 7th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 2 others)

2 of Enzi’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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. 1170: Association Health Plans Act of ...; S.Res. 339: A resolution supporting the goals ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); Senate Republicans (28th percentile); All Senators (21st percentile).


 

Ranked 8th most conservative 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 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); Senate Republicans (55th percentile); All Senators (76th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 10th fewest bills compared to All Senators

Enzi cosponsored 105 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 (10th percentile); Senate Republicans (17th percentile); All Senators (9th percentile).


 

Ranked the 10th 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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); Senate Republicans (43rd percentile); All Senators (31st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 9th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 3 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 11 of Enzi’s 27 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Enzi caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); Senate Republicans (28th percentile); All Senators (23rd percentile).

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


 

Was 26th most present in votes compared to All Senators (tied with 4 others)

Enzi missed 0.5% of votes (2 of 428 votes) in 2019. View Enzi’s Profile »

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


 

Laws Enacted

Enzi introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

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


 

Bills Introduced

Enzi introduced 27 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (38th percentile); Senate Republicans (47th percentile); All Senators (37th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Enzi introduced 7 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 542: Interstate Transport Act of 2019; S. 2765: Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act; S.Res. 105: A resolution supporting the designation ...; S.Res. 265: A resolution designating July 27, ...; S.Res. 380: A resolution supporting the goal ...; S.Res. 430: A resolution designating December 10, ...; S.Con.Res. 12: An original concurrent resolution setting ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); Senate Republicans (45th 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. 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. 144: A bill to designate the ...; S. 234: Transparency in Student Lending Act; S. 614: Grizzly Bear State Management Act ...; S. 904: Voluntary Protection Program Act; S. 1170: Association Health Plans Act of ...; S.Res. 339: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 380: A resolution supporting the goal ...

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); Senate Republicans (55th percentile); All Senators (36th percentile).

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


 

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 (40th percentile); Senate Republicans (74th percentile); All Senators (67th 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 2019) 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.