Read our 2016 Report Card for Visclosky.
Our unique analysis of the bills Visclosky sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the .
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the in . The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Visclosky is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Peter Visclosky sits on the following committees:
Visclosky was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4887 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office”.
- H.R. 6045 (110th): Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2008
- H.R. 5472 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Julia M. Carson Post ...
- H.R. 1636 (110th): United States-Poland Parliamentary Youth Exchange Program Act of 2007
- H.R. 1216 (102nd): Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Access and Enhancement Act
- H.R. 470 (102nd): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to release the restrictions, requirements, and conditions imposed in connection with the conveyance of certain lands to the city of Gary, ...
- H.J.Res. 140 (100th): A joint resolution designating August 12, 1988, as “National Civil Rights Day”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Visclosky sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Visclosky’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6291 (114th): Indiana Dunes National Park Act
- H.R. 4887 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 2682 (114th): Fighting for American Jobs Act of 2015
- H.R. 2683 (114th): American Steel First Act of 2015
- H.R. 1899 (113th): Fighting for American Jobs Act of 2013
- H.R. 1817 (113th): American Steel First Act of 2013
- H.R. 2432 (112th): To provide for a feasibility study before carrying out any Federal action ...
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S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 1985 to Feb 2017, Visclosky missed 382 of 19,724 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 106 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills