Read our 2019 Report Card for Larsen.
Larsen 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 Larsen has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rick Larsen sits on the following committees:
Larsen was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5957 (114th): Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016
- H.R. 6184 (111th): To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed ...
- H.R. 4165 (111th): To extend through December 31, 2010, the authority of the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the ...
- H.R. 3910 (111th): Longline Catcher Processor Subsector Single Fishery Cooperative Act
- H.R. 886 (110th): Wild Sky Wilderness Act of 2007
- H.R. 1937 (107th): Pacific Northwest Feasibility Studies Act of 2002
Does 6 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).
Larsen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Labor and Employment (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Native Americans (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (8%) Taxation (8%)
Some of Larsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1078: Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 19 through September ...
- H.R. 7257: To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out activities to develop, secure, ...
- H.R. 5977: National Evaluation of Aviation and Aerospace Solutions to Climate Change Act of 2020
- H.R. 5812: BUILD UP Act
- H.R. 5765: School Safety Act of 2020
- H.R. 5729: Protecting Americans from Seasonal Influenza Act of 2020
- H.R. 5730: National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Update Act
From Jan 2001 to Jul 2020, Larsen missed 288 of 13,186 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with 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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