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Rep. Steve Womack’s 2019 Report Card

Representative from Arkansas's 3rd District
Republican
Serving Jan 5, 2011 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Womack’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 Womack’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.

 

Introduced the 22nd fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 11 others)

Womack introduced 3 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all House Republicans (10th percentile); All Representatives (5th 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 Womack’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. 2078: Stephen Hacala Poppy Seed Safety ...; H.Con.Res. 18: Recognizing the rich history, heritage, ...; H.J.Res. 65: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all House Republicans (76th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 38th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Womack cosponsored 90 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 House Republicans (16th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Got the 51st fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

Womack’s bills and resolutions had 26 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 House Republicans (22nd percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 98th most often compared to All Representatives

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 90 bills that Womack cosponsored, 46% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all House Republicans (52nd percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).

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


 

Got influential cosponsors the 96th least often compared to All Representatives (tied with 80 others)

1 of Womack’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.J.Res. 65: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all House Republicans (36th percentile); All Representatives (22nd percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Womack 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 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.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Womack introduced 0 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 1 of Womack’s 3 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Womack caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all House Republicans (6th percentile); All Representatives (3rd percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

Womack 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. View Womack’s Profile »

Compare to all House Republicans (88th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

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

Compare to all 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.


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.