Read our 2018 Report Card for Sessions.
Sessions is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Sessions sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Sessions was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5872 (110th): Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4246 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8135 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas, as the “Dr. Robert E. Price Post Office Building”.
Does 2 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).
Sessions sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Sessions’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1180 (115th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 88) ...
- H.Res. 1181: Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration ...
- H.R. 7349 (115th): Savings Account for Every American Act of 2018
- H.Res. 1160: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 88) to ...
- H.Res. 1089: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a replacement for the ...
- H.Res. 1084: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6756) to amend the Internal Revenue ...
- H.Res. 1059: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3798) to amend the Internal Revenue ...
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2018, Sessions missed 602 of 14,702 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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