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Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi’s 2016 Report Card

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


These special statistics cover Tiberi’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

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.

 

Was most absent in votes compared to Ohio Delegation

Tiberi missed 5.2% of votes (69 of 1,325 votes) in the 114th Congress. View Tiberi’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (74th percentile); All Representatives (81st 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.


 

Got the 2nd most cosponsors on their bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Tiberi’s bills and resolutions had 563 cosponsors in the 114th Congress. 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 (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); House Republicans (84th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Wrote the 3rd most laws compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Tiberi introduced 7 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 114th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 636: FAA Extension, Safety, and Security ...; H.R. 960: To designate the Department of ...; H.R. 1907: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement ...; H.R. 2510: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 4085: Church Plan Clarification Act of ...; H.R. 5273: Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care ...; H.R. 5713: Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 3rd most often compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

5 of Tiberi’s bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress 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 ...; H.R. 5273: Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 4th most bills compared to All Representatives

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 12 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.Res. 259: Expressing support for designation of ...; H.Res. 667: Expressing support for designation of ...; 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 ...; H.R. 5082: Investing in Opportunity Act; H.R. 6045: STOP Act of 2016; H.R. 6335: Retirement Security Preservation Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Republicans (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 5th fewest bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Tiberi cosponsored 226 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 (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (35th percentile); House Republicans (48th percentile); All Representatives (33rd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 9th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 21 of Tiberi’s 28 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 114th Congress.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); House Republicans (95th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 21st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Tiberi introduced 8 bills in the 114th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 284: Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement ...; H.R. 636: FAA Extension, Safety, and Security ...; H.R. 961: Permanent Active Financing Exception Act ...; H.R. 1907: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement ...; H.R. 2510: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 3608: To amend the Internal Revenue ...; H.R. 5273: Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care ...; H.R. 5713: Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (93rd percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Introduced the 30th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 3 others)

Tiberi introduced 28 bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (79th percentile); House Republicans (87th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Ranked 40th 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 the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Tiberi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); House Republicans (42nd percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).


 

Ranked the 50th top leader compared to All Representatives

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 the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Tiberi’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Republicans (81st percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

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 (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Republicans (38th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 226 bills that Tiberi cosponsored, 15% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); House Republicans (71st percentile); All Representatives (41st 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 40 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); All Representatives (0th percentile).


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 the 114th Congress) 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.