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Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi’s 2015 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 12th District
Republican
Served Jan 3, 2001 – Jan 15, 2018


These special year-end statistics cover Tiberi’s record during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Tiberi’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Ranked the top leader compared to Ohio Delegation

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Tiberi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (86th percentile); House Republicans (83rd percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 2nd highest % of bills compared to All Representatives

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 81% of Tiberi’s 16 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2015.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 2nd most often compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

4 of Tiberi’s bills and resolutions in 2015 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 284: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement ...; H.R. 1886: To amend section 1341 of ...; H.R. 1907: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement ...; H.R. 2510: To amend the Internal Revenue ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (80th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (69th percentile); House Republicans (75th percentile); Safe House Seats (75th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 7th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 6 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 7 of Tiberi’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 284: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement ...; H.R. 960: To designate the Department of ...; H.R. 1142: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 2510: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 3580: To establish in the Department ...; H.R. 3608: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 4085: Church Plan Clarification Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); House Republicans (97th percentile); Safe House Seats (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 18th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Tiberi introduced 5 bills in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 284: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement ...; H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief ...; H.R. 961: Permanent Active Financing Exception Act ...; H.R. 1907: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement ...; H.R. 2510: To amend the Internal Revenue ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (80th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (92nd percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (94th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Ranked 31st most conservative compared to Serving 10+ Years

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Tiberi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (47th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); House Republicans (49th percentile); Safe House Seats (70th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Got the 56th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Tiberi’s bills and resolutions had 395 cosponsors in 2015. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); House Republicans (85th percentile); Safe House Seats (87th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Introduced the 81st most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 12 others)

Tiberi introduced 16 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (73rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (70th percentile); House Republicans (79th percentile); Safe House Seats (78th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Tiberi cosponsored 158 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); House Republicans (57th percentile); Safe House Seats (41st percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 158 bills that Tiberi cosponsored, 13% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (28th percentile); House Republicans (67th percentile); Safe House Seats (40th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Tiberi supported any of 28 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Tiberi 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Tiberi missed 2.4% of votes (17 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Tiberi’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (60th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); Safe House Seats (58th percentile); All Representatives (61st percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Committee Positions

Tiberi held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Tiberi’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (27th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); House Republicans (38th percentile); Safe House Seats (36th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Tiberi introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.