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Rep. Steve Chabot

Representative for Ohio’s 1st District

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Chabot is the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Chabot is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2008.

Chabot is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Chabot voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Chabot 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Chabot has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Sep 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Steve Chabot sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Chabot was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 22 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

Chabot sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (29%) International Affairs (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Taxation (10%) Law (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Chabot recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Chabot voted Yea

Chabot voted Yea

Passed 234/193 on Jun 24, 2022.

Chabot voted Yea

Passed 272/114 on Dec 3, 2020.

Chabot voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Chabot 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 …

Chabot voted No

Chabot voted No

Chabot 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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2022, Chabot missed 81 of 16,256 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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