Read our 2016 Report Card for Levin.
Our unique analysis of the bills Levin 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). Levin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sander Levin sits on the following committees:
Levin was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1916 (114th): Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act of 2015
- H.R. 15 (112th): Middle Class Tax Cut Act
- H.R. 3743 (112th): Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011
- H.R. 6517 (111th): Omnibus Trade Act of 2010
- H.R. 4783 (111th): Claims Resolution Act of 2010
- H.R. 5712 (111th): Physician Payment and Therapy Relief Act of 2010
- H.R. 6190 (111th): Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2010, Part III
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).
Levin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Levin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2295: Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2017
- H.R. 2039: Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act
- H.R. 5723 (114th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for ...
- H.R. 5261 (114th): Protecting the U.S. Corporate Tax Base Act of 2016
- H.R. 4996 (114th): Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2016
- H.R. 4581 (114th): Stop Corporate Earnings Stripping Act of 2016
- H.R. 3621 (114th): Social Security Earned Benefits Payment Act
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 342/85.
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.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 17, 2015. Failed 139/288.
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.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1765 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
Apr 26, 2013. Passed 361/41.
H.Res. 425 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2832) to extend the Generalized System ...
Oct 11, 2011. Passed 281/128.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.Res. 378 (111th): Recognizing the 30th anniversary of the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first female Prime Minister of ...
May 12, 2009. Passed 339/64.
From Jan 1983 to May 2017, Levin missed 209 of 20,816 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 104 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills