Rep. Todd Akin [R]

Former Representative from Missouri’s 2nd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2001-2012 Representative Missouri's 2nd District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Akin sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his 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). Akin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Akin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Law (14%) Health (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Taxation (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Akin missed 459 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 108 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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