Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2013
Rep. Mike Ross [D-AR4, 2001-2012] leaves office as Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Arkansas’s 4th District, Democrat
Ross, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district from 2001 to 2012.
Our unique analysis of the bills Ross sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ross is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ross sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (43%) Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Energy (7%) Social Welfare (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%) Commerce (4%) Environmental Protection (4%)
Some of Ross’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Ross missed 157 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 74 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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