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Rep. Thelma Drake

Former Representative for Virginia’s 2nd District

Drake was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2005 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Thelma Drake [R-VA2, 2005-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Drake is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Drake sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Drake sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Social Welfare (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Law (9%) Families (9%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Drake’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye 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.
Aye H.R. 1361 (110th): RECOVER Act
Apr 18, 2007. Passed 267/158.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2008, Drake missed 33 of 3,090 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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