Allen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Allen has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Rick Allen sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and Labor
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education subcommittees
- Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee Ranking Member
- House Committee on Agriculture
Allen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3946 (115th): An Act to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the Ray Hendrix Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.
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).
Allen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Allen recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8634: To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to authorize a study to …
- H.R. 7194: Employee Rights Act
- H.R. 6912: Pooled Employer Plan Fix Act
- H.R. 5178: Truth in Employment Act of 2021
- H.R. 4734: American Science First Act
- H.R. 1213: Educational Flexibility for Families Act
- H.R. 1037: BARN Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2022, Allen missed 75 of 4,420 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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