Akin, a Republican, was the representative for Missouri’s 2nd congressional district from 2001 to 2012.
Akin is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Akin sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Akin was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3246 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15455 Manchester Road in Ballwin, Missouri, as the “Specialist Peter J. Navarro Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3248 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint Charles, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver ...
- H.R. 3247 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Matthew P. Pathenos ...
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 about one third or more 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).
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%) International Affairs (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Akin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6000 (112th): Validating Entitlement Recipients through Indicated Federal Immigration Status Act of 2012
- H.R. 4971 (112th): SAFE Act
- H.Res. 464 (112th): Congratulating the St. Louis Cardinals on winning the 2011 World Series Championship.
- H.R. 3337 (112th): Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011
- H.R. 3246 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 3248 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 3247 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
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H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 271/158.
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 6897 (110th): Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008
Sep 23, 2008. Passed 392/23.
H.R. 6022 (110th): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act of 2008
May 13, 2008. Passed 385/25.
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.
H.R. 3527 (110th): To extend for two months the authorities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Sep 17, 2007. Passed 347/30.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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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