Read our 2017 Report Card for Emmer.
Emmer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Emmer has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tom Emmer sits on the following committees:
Emmer was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 534: U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act
- H.R. 4425 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 East Powerhouse Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the “Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office”.
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).
Emmer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (27%) International Affairs (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (6%)
Some of Emmer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5259: STRESS Act
- H.R. 4738: Mutual Fund Litigation Reform Act
- H.R. 4720: Abby Honold Act
- H.R. 4648: Home Mortgage Reporting Relief Act of 2017
- H.R. 4404: State CHIP Flexibility Act of 2017
- H.Res. 617: Expressing support for the designation of the third Thursday of November as “World ...
- H.R. 3905: Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act
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S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2018. Passed 256/164.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Apr 2018, Emmer missed 21 of 2,182 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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