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Rep. Sue Myrick

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 9th District

Myrick was the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1995 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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.

Enacted Legislation

Myrick was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Myrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (51%) Immigration (13%) Social Welfare (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Myrick voted Aye

Myrick 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 ...

Myrick voted Yea

Passed 326/92 on Jul 21, 2010.

The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 is a law, signed into effect by President Obama, that expands the punitive abilities of tribal courts ...

Myrick voted Yea

Passed 314/100 on Dec 18, 2007.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-140 originally named the Clean Energy Act of 2007) is an Act of Congress concerning the ...

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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