Rep. Michele Bachmann

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 6th District, Republican

Bachmann, a Republican, was the representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 2007 to 2014.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bachmann sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bachmann is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Bachmann for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bachmann sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Families (14%) Taxation (14%) International Affairs (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bachmann’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2014, Bachmann missed 655 of 6,341 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 52 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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