Read our 2018 Report Card for Abraham.
Abraham is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Abraham has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ralph Abraham sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Abraham was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2941: Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
- H.R. 5588 (114th): Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016
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).
Abraham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (35%) Health (13%) Animals (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Taxation (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)
Some of Abraham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 522: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the production of oil ...
- H.R. 1495: Income Verification Act
- H.R. 1238: To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to treat certain planted soybean crops as ...
- H.R. 837: Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act
- H.R. 7147: To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to treat certain planted soybean crops as ...
- H.R. 6932: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health ...
- H.R. 6272: Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act
From Jan 2015 to Jul 2019, Abraham missed 234 of 3,049 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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