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Sen. Michael Enzi’s 2020 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Enzi’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 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 3rd least often compared to Serving 10+ Years

Of the 149 bills that Enzi cosponsored, 17% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (10th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (4th percentile); All Senators (7th 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 175 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 (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (9th percentile); All Senators (18th percentile).


 

Ranked the 7th 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 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (27th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); All Senators (20th percentile).


 

Ranked 8th 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 Enzi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (54th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (85th percentile); All Senators (76th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 11th fewest bills compared to All Senators

Enzi cosponsored 149 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 (17th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (13th percentile); All Senators (10th percentile).


 

Introduced the 12th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years

Enzi introduced 35 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); All Senators (21st percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 25th fewest bills compared to All Senators (tied with 8 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 10 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. 3053: Food Safety Modernization for Innovative ...; S. 3115: Time for Completion Act; S. 4326: 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary ...; S.Res. 339: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 380: A resolution supporting the goal ...

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

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


 

Laws Enacted

Enzi introduced 3 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. 4225: Safeguarding Therapeutics Act of 2020; S. 4326: 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary ...; S. 4684: A bill to designate the ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (35th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (28th percentile); All Senators (35th 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 Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Enzi introduced 14 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 542: Interstate Transport Act of 2019; S. 1681: Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act ...; S. 2765: Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act; S. 3287: CFO Vision Act of 2020; S. 4225: Safeguarding Therapeutics Act of 2020; S. 4326: 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary ...; S. 4684: A bill to designate the ...; 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.Res. 654: A resolution designating July 25, ...; S.Res. 743: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Con.Res. 12: An original concurrent resolution setting ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (58th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (52nd percentile); All Senators (68th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

5 of Enzi’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. 614: Grizzly Bear State Management Act ...; S. 1170: Association Health Plans Act of ...; S. 3287: CFO Vision Act of 2020; S. 4326: 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary ...; S.Res. 339: A resolution supporting the goals ...

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


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 18 of Enzi’s 35 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Enzi caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (30th percentile); All Senators (30th percentile).

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


 

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 Senate Republicans (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (37th percentile); All Senators (64th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Enzi missed 4.3% of votes (31 of 720 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Enzi’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (69th percentile); All Senators (69th 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.