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).



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

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Sewell missed 162 of 4,087 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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