Bachmann was the representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2007 to 2014.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2013 Bachmann was investigated for campaign finance violations. The House Committee on Ethics recommended further review. When Bachmann did not seek reelection in 2014, the investigation ende.
|Jun. 13, 2013||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations and referred the information obtained during the course of its review to the FEC.|
|Sep. 11, 2013||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.|
|2014||Bachmann did not seek reelection.|
|Jan. 2, 2015||House Committee on Ethics reported that the end of the member's term ended the committee's jurisdiction.|
Read our 2014 Report Card for Bachmann.
Bachmann is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Bachmann sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Bachmann was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 43 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Red River Avenue North in Cold Spring, Minnesota, as the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial ...
Does 1 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).
Bachmann sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bachmann’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 762 (113th): Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
- H.R. 5551 (113th): Heartbeat Informed Consent Act
- H.R. 5408 (113th): Terrorist Denaturalization and Passport Revocation Act
- H.R. 5194 (113th): Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014
- H.R. 4989 (113th): Justina’s Law
- H.Res. 409 (113th): Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
- H.R. 2091 (113th): To amend title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA ...
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. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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