Zinke, a Republican, was the representative for Montana's at-large district from 2015 to 2017.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Zinke.
Zinke is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Zinke sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Zinke was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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 about one third or more 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).
Zinke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Zinke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6528 (114th): Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects Act
- H.R. 6295 (114th): CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act
- H.R. 5999 (114th): Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act
- H.R. 5778 (114th): Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2016
- H.R. 5633 (114th): Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act
- H.Res. 807 (114th): Expressing support for designation of May 5, 2017, as “National Day of ...
- H.R. 5259 (114th): Certainty for States and Tribes Act
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H.R. 5607: Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 362/45.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 623: Social Media Working Group Act of 2015
Feb 2, 2015. Passed 328/51.
H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed 381/39.
From Jan 2015 to Feb 2017, Zinke missed 125 of 1,433 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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