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Rep. Renee Ellmers

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 2nd District

Ellmers was the representative for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2011 to 2016.

Photo of Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ellmers.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ellmers 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Ellmers sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ellmers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (58%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Ellmers recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Ellmers voted No

Ellmers voted Nay

Passed 233/175 on Jun 10, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations …

Ellmers voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Ellmers voted Nay

Ellmers voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 …

Ellmers voted Aye

Ellmers voted Nay

Ellmers voted Nay

Ellmers voted Nay

Ellmers voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Ellmers missed 182 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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