Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott

Representative from Virginia’s 3rd District, Democrat

Scott, a Democrat, has been the representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Scott has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Scott for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Robert “Bobby” Scott sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (36%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (36%) Labor and Employment (13%) Education (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Scott’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 524: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
May 13, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
Jul 29, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay S. 178: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Sep 2016, Scott missed 255 of 15,912 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 6 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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