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Rep. Nathan Deal

Former Representative for Georgia’s 9th District

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

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 10th congressional district (2003-2006); and the representative for Georgia’s 9th congressional district (1993-2002).

Congressional misconduct:

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.

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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:

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

Recent Bills

Some of Deal’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Deal’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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.

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Primary Sources

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