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Rep. Randy Neugebauer’s 2015 Report Card

Representative from Texas's 19th District
Republican
Served Jun 5, 2003 – Jan 3, 2017


These year-end statistics cover Neugebauer’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 Neugebauer’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.

 

Wrote the 3rd most laws compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (tied with 2 others)

Neugebauer introduced 2 bills that became law in 2015. 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. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act ...; H.R. 26: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (86th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (91st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Republicans (95th percentile); Safe House Seats (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th 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.


 

Held the 6th most committee positions compared to All Representatives (tied with 6 others)

Neugebauer held a leadership position on 1 committee and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Neugebauer’s Profile »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Republicans (96th percentile); Safe House Seats (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 14th least often compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (tied with 9 others)

2 of Neugebauer’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. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act ...; H.R. 1266: Financial Product Safety Commission Act ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (31st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Republicans (49th percentile); Safe House Seats (43rd percentile); All Representatives (44th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 29th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 157 bills that Neugebauer cosponsored, 4% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (28th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (9th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (6th percentile); House Republicans (11th percentile); Safe House Seats (7th percentile); All Representatives (6th percentile).

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


 

Was 40th most present in votes compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 6 others)

Neugebauer missed 1.0% of votes (7 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Neugebauer’s Profile »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (31st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); Safe House Seats (29th percentile); All Representatives (30th 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 their bills out of committee the 51st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 45 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Neugebauer introduced 2 bills in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1266: Financial Product Safety Commission Act ...; H.R. 2205: Data Security Act of 2015

Compare to all Texas Delegation (61st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (53rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (72nd percentile); House Republicans (65th percentile); Safe House Seats (77th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Bills Introduced

Neugebauer introduced 9 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (31st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (26th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); Safe House Seats (39th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Neugebauer’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. 1267: To exempt certain class A ...; H.R. 1798: To prohibit the Department of ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (49th percentile); House Republicans (55th percentile); Safe House Seats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).

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


 

Bills Cosponsored

Neugebauer cosponsored 157 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 Texas Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (45th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); House Republicans (57th percentile); Safe House Seats (41st percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Neugebauer’s bills and resolutions had 157 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 Texas Delegation (53rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Republicans (58th percentile); Safe House Seats (56th percentile); All Representatives (58th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

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

Compare to all Texas Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (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 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.

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