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Rep. Mike Pompeo

Former Representative for Kansas’s 4th District

Pompeo was the representative for Kansas’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2017.

Photo of Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pompeo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Pompeo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Pompeo was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pompeo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (23%) International Affairs (23%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (11%) Commerce (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Pompeo recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Pompeo voted Nay

Passed 400/25 on May 14, 2015.

This bill was originally the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. On May 7, 2015, the Senate replaced the text of the bill in …

Pompeo voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Pompeo voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Pompeo voted Aye

Pompeo voted Nay

Pompeo voted Nay

Passed 330/77 on Dec 19, 2012.

Pompeo voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jan 2017, Pompeo missed 191 of 4,196 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2017. 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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Primary Sources

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