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Rep. Sue Myrick

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 9th District, Republican

Myrick, a Republican, was the representative for North Carolina's 9th congressional district from 1995 to 2012.

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

Analysis

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Myrick sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Myrick is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Education (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Myrick’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 278/151.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
Not Voting H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 249 (110th): To restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Apr 26, 2007. Passed 277/137.
Yea H.R. 569 (110th): Water Quality Investment Act of 2007
Mar 7, 2007. Passed 367/58.

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. ProPublica has tracked 223 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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