Duffy, a Republican, is the representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 5, 2011. Duffy is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Duffy.
Duffy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Duffy has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Sean Duffy sits on the following committees:
Duffy was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3042: Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 657: Follow the Rules Act
- H.R. 4046 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post ...
- H.R. 5278 (114th): PROMESA
- H.R. 4900 (114th): PROMESA
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).
Duffy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (42%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) International Affairs (7%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Duffy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4388: To prioritize, in certain substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery programs, the treatment ...
- H.R. 4387: To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 ...
- H.R. 4389: To amend section 428 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to set aside ...
- H.R. 4386: To establish a grant program that encourages States to establish subgrant programs that ...
- H.R. 4258: Family Self-Sufficiency Act
- H.R. 4015: Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017
- H.R. 3948: Protection of Source Code Act
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H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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.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.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed 357/60.
This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations. This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form. But on Feb 27, 2015 the Senate struck its text in whole ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
H.R. 5029 (113th): International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2014
Jul 14, 2014. Passed 346/41.
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 ...
From Jan 2011 to Nov 2017, Duffy missed 184 of 4,772 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 21 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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