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Rep. Mike McIntyre’s 2014 Report Card

Representative from North Carolina's 7th District
Democrat
Served Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 3, 2015


These special statistics cover McIntyre’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 12, 2015. Although Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1], Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4], Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10], and Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] served in the 112th Congress, they took office within the last two months of the 112th Congress and here are grouped with other freshmen for the 113th Congress.

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 McIntyre’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 bipartisan cosponsors on the lowest % of bills compared to Competitive House Seats

McIntyre tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 17% of McIntyre’s 12 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); Competitive House Seats (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (16th percentile); House Democrats (14th percentile); All Representatives (13th percentile).

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


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 2nd most often compared to All Representatives

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 252 bills that McIntyre cosponsored, 68% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (92nd percentile); Competitive House Seats (98th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (100th percentile).

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


 

Ranked 2nd most conservative compared to House Democrats

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 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from McIntyre’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (23rd percentile); Competitive House Seats (66th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (61st percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (52nd percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 3rd least often compared to North Carolina Delegation (tied with 2 others)

1 of McIntyre’s bills and resolutions in the 113th 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: H.R. 864: To direct the Secretary of ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (15th percentile); Competitive House Seats (16th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (15th percentile); House Democrats (14th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 4th least often compared to North Carolina Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. McIntyre introduced 1 bill in the 113th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 3572: To revise the boundaries of ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (23rd percentile); Competitive House Seats (39th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (42nd percentile); House Democrats (58th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).


 

Was 6th most absent in votes compared to Competitive House Seats

McIntyre missed 4.7% of votes (56 of 1,204 votes) in the 113th Congress. View McIntyre’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (77th percentile); Competitive House Seats (86th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); All Representatives (73rd 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.


 

Got the 8th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Competitive House Seats

McIntyre’s bills and resolutions had 75 cosponsors in the 113th 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 North Carolina Delegation (38th percentile); Competitive House Seats (16th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (20th percentile); All Representatives (18th percentile).


 

Ranked the 98th bottom follower compared to All Representatives

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 113th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from McIntyre’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (38th percentile); Competitive House Seats (23rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); House Democrats (31st percentile); All Representatives (22nd percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of McIntyre’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.

Those bills were: H.R. 155: Notch Fairness Act of 2013; H.R. 864: To direct the Secretary of ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (69th percentile); Competitive House Seats (43rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); House Democrats (42nd percentile); All Representatives (46th percentile).

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


 

Bills Introduced

McIntyre introduced 12 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (54th percentile); Competitive House Seats (36th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

McIntyre introduced 1 bill that became law in the 113th 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: H.R. 3572: To revise the boundaries of ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (38th percentile); Competitive House Seats (61st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); House Democrats (72nd percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Bills Cosponsored

McIntyre cosponsored 252 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 North Carolina Delegation (54th percentile); Competitive House Seats (34th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (50th percentile); House Democrats (29th percentile); All Representatives (51st percentile).


 

Committee Positions

McIntyre 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 McIntyre’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (46th percentile); Competitive House Seats (55th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether McIntyre supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave McIntyre 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); Competitive House Seats (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th 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 the 113th Congress) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.