Rep. Robert “Bud” Cramer Jr.

Former Representative from Alabama’s 5th District, Democrat

Cramer, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district from 1991 to 2008.

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Enacted Legislation

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

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cramer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (23%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cramer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Nay H.R. 3058 (110th): Public Land Communities Transition Act of 2007
Jun 5, 2008. Failed 218/193.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
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.
No H.R. 3056 (110th): Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007
Oct 10, 2007. Passed 232/173.
No H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
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.
Nay H.R. 249 (110th): To restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Apr 26, 2007. Passed 277/137.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Cramer missed 326 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with 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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