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Rep. Steve Chabot’s 2019 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 1st District
Republican
Serving Jan 5, 2011 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Chabot’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Chabot’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Was most present in votes compared to Ohio Delegation

Chabot missed 0.0% of votes (0 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Chabot’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Held the most committee positions compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Chabot held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Chabot’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Republicans (88th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Ranked 2nd most conservative compared to Serving 10+ Years

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Chabot’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Republicans (93rd percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 4th most often compared to House Republicans

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Chabot introduced 6 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 498: Clean Up the Code Act ...; H.R. 499: Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation ...; H.R. 948: NOPEC; H.R. 1649: Small Business Development Center Cyber ...; H.R. 1663: Foundation of the Federal Bar ...; H.R. 2229: First Responders Passport Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (86th percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 13th most bills compared to House Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 13 of Chabot’s 16 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Chabot caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); House Republicans (93rd percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 26th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 1 other)

Chabot cosponsored 223 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (40th percentile); House Republicans (86th percentile); All Representatives (48th percentile).


 

Introduced the 31st most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 6 others)

Chabot introduced 16 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (69th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (53rd percentile); House Republicans (82nd percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 26th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 21 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 of Chabot’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 499: Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation ...; H.R. 1229: Preserving Teacher Loan Forgiveness for ...; H.R. 4164: Trademark Licensing Protection Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (53rd percentile); House Republicans (76th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Ranked the 49th top leader compared to House Republicans

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Chabot’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (37th percentile); House Republicans (76th percentile); All Representatives (52nd percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Chabot introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Chabot’s bills and resolutions in 2019 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 948: NOPEC; H.R. 1648: Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements ...; H.R. 1649: Small Business Development Center Cyber ...; H.R. 4164: Trademark Licensing Protection Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (69th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); House Republicans (86th percentile); All Representatives (70th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 223 bills that Chabot cosponsored, 39% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Cosponsors

Chabot’s bills and resolutions had 158 cosponsors in 2019. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Republicans (72nd percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.