Emmer, a Republican, is the representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Emmer is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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.
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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 (23%) International Affairs (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Health (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Emmer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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
- H.R. 3428: APP Act
- H.R. 2954: Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act
- H.R. 2529: National Intersection and Interchange Safety Construction Program Act of 2017
- H.R. 2201: Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act
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H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
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 ...
H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed 381/39.
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Emmer missed 21 of 1,998 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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