Myrick was the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1995 to 2012.
Myrick 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 Myrick sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Myrick was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2780 (106th): Kristen’s Act
- H.R. 4386 (106th): Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000
- H.R. 2773 (104th): To extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of 2 hydroelectric projects in North Carolina, and for other purposes.
Does 3 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).
Myrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Myrick’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6264 (112th): GSA Path to Privatization Act
- H.R. 5254 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Efka 6225.
- H.R. 4590 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain window shade material.
- H.R. 4600 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate.
- H.R. 4588 (112th): To extend the suspension of duty on Reactive Black 005.
- H.R. 4598 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on 1-Propanonesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-, monoammonium salt, polymer ...
- H.R. 4603 (112th): To extend the suspension of duty on staple fibers of viscose rayon, ...
From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Myrick missed 604 of 12,309 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: