Rep. Terri Sewell

Representative from Alabama’s 7th District, Democrat

Sewell, a Democrat, has been the representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sewell for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Terri Sewell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sewell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (38%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sewell’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 5303: Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Sewell missed 166 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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