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.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Levin.
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
Levin was the primary sponsor of 16 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
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).
Levin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Levin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1161: Directing the Speaker to administer the oath of office to the representative-elect from ...
- H.Res. 1057: Calling on Burma’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to release two jailed ...
- H.R. 6431: Medigap Consumer Protection Act of 2018
- H.Res. 973: Expressing support for the designation of July 15, 2018, as “National Leiomyosarcoma Awareness ...
- H.Res. 931: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the 85th anniversary of ...
- H.R. 5150: Protecting Medicare from Excessive Price Increases Act of 2018
- H.Res. 608: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the 85th anniversary of ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills