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Rep. Neil Abercrombie

Former Representative for Hawaii’s 1st District

Abercrombie, a Democrat, was the representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district from 1991 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district (1985-1986).

Photo of Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D-HI1, 1991-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Abercrombie 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 Abercrombie sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Abercrombie was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Abercrombie sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Commerce (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Taxation (13%) Native Americans (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Abercrombie’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
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.
Nay 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 Sep 1986 to Feb 2010, Abercrombie missed 595 of 12,251 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2010. ProPublica has tracked 179 explanations for these missed votes. 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: