Griffith is the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Griffith is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Griffith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Griffith has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 15, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Griffith was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 446 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 447 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 5801 (115th): Medicaid Providers Are Required To Note Experiences in Record Systems to Help In-need Patients Act
- H.R. 5812 (115th): Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies Act of 2018
- H.R. 2880 (115th): Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act
- H.R. 3089 (113th): Compounding Clarity Act of 2013
Does 6 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).
Griffith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Griffith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 247: To provide for no net increase in the total acreage of certain Federal ...
- H.R. 246: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 180 West ...
- H.R. 245: To amend sections 111, 169, and 171 of the Clean Air Act to ...
- H.R. 226: To direct the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP ...
- H.R. 225: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively ...
- H.R. 8516: Compact Federal District Act
- H.R. 7493: Granny Pods Study Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Griffith missed 110 of 6,316 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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