Rice said in December 2021 that he regretted his Jan. 6 vote.
Rice 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Rice has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Tom Rice sits on the following committees:
Rice was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5027: Automatic Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Major Disasters and Critical Events Act
- H.R. 264: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Charlotte Street in Georgetown, South Carolina, as the “Joseph Hayne Rainey Memorial Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3287 (116th): TREAD Act
- H.R. 2145 (116th): Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 1148 (116th): 2018 Natural Disasters Tax Relief Act
- H.R. 1551 (115th): Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Rice sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (31%) Health (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Social Welfare (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Rice recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1283: Of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to the House …
- H.R. 7895: Combating Excessive Student Debt Act of 2022
- H.R. 7484: Food before Fuel Act
- H.R. 7485: Simplify, Don’t Amplify the IRS Act
- H.R. 7221: Increased Cost of Compliance Modernization Act of 2022
- H.R. 7140: PROTECTS Act
- H.R. 7046: To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit to …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, Rice missed 84 of 5,625 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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