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Rep. Sander Levin

Former Representative for Michigan’s 9th District

pronounced SAN-der // LE-vin

Levin was the representative for Michigan’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2018.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2012; and the representative for Michigan’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1983 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Levin.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Levin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Levin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Enacted Legislation

Levin was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 16 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Levin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (42%) International Affairs (23%) Health (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Levin voted Nay

Passed 357/57 on Jun 20, 2018.

H.R. 6082 amends the Public Health Service Act to permit substance use disorder (SUD) records to be shared among covered entities and Part 2 programs ...

Levin voted Nay

Passed 342/85 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Levin voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Levin voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Levin voted Aye

Levin voted Nay

Levin voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Levin voted Yea

Passed 268/155 on Jun 19, 2008.

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–252, H.R. 2642, an Act of ...

Levin voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2018, Levin missed 210 of 21,741 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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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Primary Sources

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