Read our 2016 Report Card for Neal.
Our unique analysis of the bills Neal has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Neal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Richard Neal sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
Neal was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2452 (111th): Net Operating Loss (NOL) Carryback Act
- H.R. 1900 (108th): To award a congressional gold medal to Jackie Robinson (posthumously), in recognition of his many contributions to the Nation, and to express the sense of the Congress ...
- H.R. 4184 (102nd): To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Northampton, Massachusetts, as the “Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
- H.J.Res. 372 (102nd): Designating December 21, 1991, as “Basketball Centennial 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.
Neal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Neal’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1172: To require the President to disclose income, assets, and liabilities associated with countries ...
- H.R. 822: Earned Income Tax Credit Improvement and Simplification Act 2017
- H.R. 6270 (114th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance ...
- H.R. 4592 (114th): Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 2676 (114th): Build America Bonds Act of 2015
- H.R. 2035 (114th): SCREEN Act of 2015
- H.R. 1821 (114th): Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2015
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|Neal’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
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.Res. 23 (113th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 152) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September ...
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 367/52.
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 ...
H.R. 2346 (111th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 14, 2009. Passed 368/60.
From Jan 1989 to Feb 2017, Neal missed 1,006 of 17,895 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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