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Rep. Rick Renzi

Former Representative for Arizona’s 1st District

Renzi was the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2008.

Misconduct

In 2013 Renzi was convicted for allegations of personal gain in a land swap deal. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct deferred to the Department of Justice. Representative Renzi did not run for reelection in 2008 and in 2013 Renzi was convicted and was sentenced to serve three years in prison.

May. 22, 2008 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct deferred to the Department of Justice
2008 Renzi did not run for reelection.
Jan. 3, 2009 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct reported that the end of the member's term ended the committee's jurisdiction.
2013 Renzi was convicted and was sentenced to serve three years in prison.
Photo of Rep. Rick Renzi [R-AZ1, 2003-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Renzi is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Renzi sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Renzi was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Renzi sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Law (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Native Americans (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Renzi’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Nay H.R. 1 (110th): Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
Jul 27, 2007. Passed 371/40.
The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110–53), is an Act of Congress. The Act implements some of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission including mandating 100% inspection of all air and sea cargo entering the United States, and a new ...
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 835 (110th): Hawaiian Homeownership Opportunity Act of 2007
Mar 21, 2007. Failed 262/162.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2008, Renzi missed 178 of 4,311 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: