Read our 2014 Report Card for Bachus.
Our unique analysis of the bills Bachus sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bachus is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bachus was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6345 (109th): To make a conforming amendment to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to examinations of certain insured depository institutions, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2768 (108th): John Marshall Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 2622 (108th): Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
- H.R. 23 (108th): Tornado Shelters Act
- H.J.Res. 102 (106th): Recognizing that the Birmingham Pledge has made a significant contribution in fostering racial harmony and reconciliation in the United States and around the world, and for other ...
- H.R. 5273 (106th): United States Mint Numismatic Coin Clarification Act of 2000
- H.R. 1715 (106th): Defense Production Act Amendments of 1999
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Bachus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bachus’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5421 (113th): Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014
- H.R. 5320 (113th): To direct the Attorney General to provide State officials with access to ...
- H.Res. 528 (113th): Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as “National Multiple Myeloma Awareness ...
- H.Res. 395 (113th): Recognizing Birmingham, Alabama, as home to the first and longest-running celebration of ...
- H.R. 2542 (113th): Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013
- H.R. 2446 (113th): Responsible Consumer Financial Protection Regulations Act of 2013
- H.R. 2379 (113th): Qualified Mortgage Loan Originator Transitional Authority Act of 2013
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H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
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. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
H.R. 1700 (110th): COPS Improvements Act of 2007
May 15, 2007. Passed 381/34.
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2014, Bachus missed 535 of 14,635 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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