Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
Representative for Oregon’s 1st District
pronounced soo-ZAN // bah-nuh-MEE-chee
Bonamici proposed $38 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $5 million to City of Hillsboro for “8. Year-Round Shelter Project”
- $5 million to Clean Water Services for “11. Western Washington County Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Rehabilitation Project”
- $4 million to Port of Portland for “Terminal 2 Innovation Campus”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Bonamici.
Bonamici is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Bonamici has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Suzanne Bonamici sits on the following committees:
Bonamici was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4334 (116th): Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020
- H.R. 6203 (116th): COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act
- H.R. 6084 (116th): Water Power Research and Development Act
- H.R. 3969 (116th): SOS 2.0 Act
- H.R. 4417 (115th): Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017
- H.R. 312 (115th): Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2017
- H.R. 34 (114th): 21st Century Cures Act
Does 7 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).
Bonamici sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (23%) Environmental Protection (17%) Labor and Employment (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Health (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Bonamici recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5625: FACTS Act
- H.R. 5615: Safe Disposal of Opioids Act of 2023
- H.Res. 708: Supporting the designation of the week of September 18 through September 23, 2023, …
- H.R. 5463: Arts Education for All Act
- H.R. 5205: Coastal Fellowships Act
- H.R. 5136: STORE Act of 2023
- H.R. 5137: START Housing Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 2012 to Sep 2023, Bonamici missed 109 of 6,768 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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