Rep. Ryan Zinke

Representative from Montana’s At-Large District, Republican

Zinke, a Republican, is the representative for Montana's at-large district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Zinke.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Zinke 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). Zinke is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Ryan Zinke sits on the following committees:

The 115th Congress began at noon on January 3, 2017. Committee assignments for the new Congress have not yet been made. The committee membership information below is as of the end of the 114th Congress, on January 3, 2017.

Enacted Legislation

Zinke was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Zinke sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Energy (16%) International Affairs (11%) Native Americans (11%) Taxation (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Zinke’s Vote Vote Description
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Nay H.R. 5147: Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed 389/34.
Nay H.R. 5607: Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 362/45.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Aye 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. ...
Yea 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 ...
Nay H.R. 623: Social Media Working Group Act of 2015
Feb 2, 2015. Passed 328/51.
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed 381/39.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2017, Zinke missed 76 of 1,384 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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