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Rep. Steven LaTourette

Former Representative for Ohio’s 14th District

LaTourette was the representative for Ohio’s 14th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Steven LaTourette [R-OH14, 2003-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

LaTourette is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 LaTourette sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

LaTourette was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 15 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

LaTourette sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (34%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Law (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Environmental Protection (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

LaTourette recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

LaTourette voted Aye

LaTourette voted Nay

LaTourette 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 …

LaTourette voted No

Passed 242/182 on Mar 16, 2011.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, LaTourette missed 427 of 12,309 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: