Read our 2019 Report Card for Estes.
Estes 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 Estes has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ron Estes sits on the following committees:
Estes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3383 (115th): To designate the flood control project in Sedgwick County, Kansas, commonly known as the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project, as the “M.S. ‘Mitch’ Mitchell Floodway”.
Does 1 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).
Estes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Estes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5269: Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2019
- H.Res. 678: Commending the performance of the Special Operations Forces and a military working dog ...
- H.R. 4903: Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act
- H.R. 3466: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the authority of ...
- H.R. 2985: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that payment of ...
- H.R. 1818: Kelsey Smith Act
- H.R. 7278 (115th): To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
From Apr 2017 to Feb 2020, Estes missed 23 of 1,759 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than 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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