Our unique analysis of the bills Nolan 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). Nolan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Nolan for more statistics.
Richard Nolan sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Nolan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (32%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Health (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Native Americans (7%)
Some of Nolan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5342: Fair COLA for Seniors Act of 2016
- H.R. 5263: Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2016
- H.R. 4944: To modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, ...
- H.R. 4572: Workforce Training Enhancement Act of 2016
- H.R. 4196: Trade Enforcement Improvement Act of 2015
- H.R. 4130: Support Our Steelworkers Act of 2015
- H.R. 3562: No Government No Pay Act of 2015
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From Jan 1975 to Jul 2016, Nolan missed 795 of 6,466 roll call votes, which is 12.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. 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