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Rep. Nathan Deal

Former Representative for Georgia’s 9th District

Deal was the representative for Georgia’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2007 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2006; and the representative for Georgia’s 9th congressional district as most recently a Republican (1995-2002) and previously a Democrat (1993-1995) from 1993 to 2002.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2010 Deal was investigated for improper influence over state officials to his financial benefit and failure to accurately disclose his earnings. The House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review. Deal subsequently resigned.

Feb. 5, 2010 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations
Mar. 21, 2010 Deal resigned.
Photo of Rep. Nathan Deal [R-GA9, 2007-2010]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Deal is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Deal sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Deal was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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

Deal sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Water Resources Development (7%) Families (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Deal recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Deal voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Deal voted No

Passed 368/43 on Apr 23, 2008.

Deal voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Mar 2010, Deal missed 676 of 11,329 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: