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Rep. Michael Turner’s 2017 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 10th District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Turner’s record during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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 Turner’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.

 

Got the 2nd fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Turner’s bills and resolutions had 79 cosponsors in 2017. 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 Ohio Delegation (6th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (28th percentile); House Republicans (35th percentile); All Representatives (31st percentile).


 

Ranked the 3rd bottom/follower compared to Ohio Delegation

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 2017 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Turner’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (35th percentile); House Republicans (34th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 3rd fewest bills compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 2 of Turner’s 11 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2017.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Republicans (17th percentile); All Representatives (18th percentile).


 

Ranked 25th 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 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Turner’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (85th percentile); House Republicans (45th percentile); All Representatives (70th percentile).


 

Was 29th most present in votes compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 3 others)

Turner missed 0.8% of votes (6 of 710 votes) in 2017. View Turner’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); All Representatives (26th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Laws Enacted

Turner introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2017. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (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

Turner introduced 11 bills and resolutions in 2017. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (45th percentile); House Republicans (50th percentile); All Representatives (47th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Turner introduced 0 bills in 2017 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

1 of Turner’s bills and resolutions in 2017 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: H.R. 2739: BE HEARD Act

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (18th percentile); House Republicans (20th percentile); All Representatives (19th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Turner’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

Turner held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Turner’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Turner cosponsored 133 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 Ohio Delegation (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (32nd percentile); House Republicans (49th percentile); All Representatives (30th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 133 bills that Turner cosponsored, 16% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (29th percentile); House Republicans (69th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).

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


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Turner supported any of 21 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Turner 1 point, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Turner cosponsored H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (33rd percentile); House Republicans (36th percentile); All Representatives (28th 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 2017) 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.