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Rep. Rick Allen

Representative for Georgia’s 12th District

pronounced rik // A-lun

Allen is the representative for Georgia’s 12th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Allen is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Allen.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Rick Allen sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Allen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Allen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (62%) Immigration (38%)

Recent Bills

Some of Allen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Allen voted Nay

Passed 403/16 on Oct 29, 2019.

Allen voted Nay

Allen voted Nay

Passed 392/6 on Mar 13, 2018.

H.R. 4465 extends through 2023, the specific authority of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to collect and spend certain proceeds from the sale of electricity ...

Allen voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Allen voted Nay

Passed 369/53 on Jul 6, 2016.

The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry ...

Allen voted Aye

Allen voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Allen 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 ...

Allen voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2019, Allen missed 32 of 3,177 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

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