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Rep. Rick Allen

Representative for Georgia’s 12th District

Allen, a Republican, is the representative for Georgia's 12th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Allen is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 99% FreedomWorks: 80% The Club for Growth: 77% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 6% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Rick Allen sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Allen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (60%) Immigration (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Allen’s Vote Vote Description
No S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
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 "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea 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 ...
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed 381/39.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Allen missed 19 of 1,962 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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