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Rep. Steve Stivers

Representative for Ohio’s 15th District

pronounced steev // STĪ-verz

Stivers is the representative for Ohio’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Stivers is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Stivers.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stivers 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 Stivers has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Steve Stivers sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Stivers was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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

Stivers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Housing and Community Development (20%) Taxation (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Health (12%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) International Affairs (5%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Stivers’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Stivers voted Aye

Stivers voted Yea

Passed 266/167 on Oct 28, 2015.

This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously ...

Stivers 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 ...

Stivers voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Stivers voted Aye

Stivers voted Aye

Stivers voted Not Voting

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 2011 to Jul 2019, Stivers missed 382 of 5,841 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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