Turner is the representative for Ohio’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Turner is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Turner.
Turner is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Turner has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Oct 15, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Michael Turner sits on the following committees:
Turner was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4449 (115th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United ...
- H.R. 2817 (114th): National Historic Preservation Amendments Act
- H.R. 1867 (113th): BE SAFE Act
- H.R. 286 (111th): To amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to add sites to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2385 (109th): To extend by 10 years the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the quarterly financial report program.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Turner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Taxation (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (13%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) International Affairs (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Turner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5084: Student Loan Refinancing Act
- H.R. 4211: EMPOWER NIH Act of 2021
- H.R. 3955: It’s About Time Act
- H.Res. 309: No IRRESPONSIBLE Spending Act
- H.R. 956: National Aviation Heritage Area Reauthorization Act
- H.Res. 1163 (116th): Recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords.
- H.R. 7060 (116th): Military Justice Oversight and Refinement Act of 2020
From Jan 2003 to Oct 2021, Turner missed 260 of 12,580 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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