Zinke was the representative for Montana’s at-large district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2017.
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 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 from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Zinke was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Zinke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Zinke recently introduced the following legislation:
- 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
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2017. 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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