Ribble was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2016.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Ribble.
Ribble is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Ribble sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Ribble was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1228 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 South 9th Street in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the “Corporal Justin D. Ross Post ...
Does 1 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).
Ribble sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (31%) Taxation (15%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Animals (8%)
Some of Ribble’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5806 (114th): Do Your Job Act
- H.Res. 831 (114th): Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encourage collaboration and communication with the ...
- H.R. 5747 (114th): S.O.S. Act of 2016
- H.R. 5627 (114th): To adopt the monarch butterfly as the national butterfly of the United ...
- H.R. 4732 (114th): Advancing Medical Resident Training in Community Hospitals Act of 2016
- H.R. 3488 (114th): Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015
- H.R. 2884 (114th): To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 ...
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Ribble missed 81 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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