Jaime Herrera Beutler Committee Assignments 111th

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Herrera Beutler.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Herrera Beutler 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 Herrera Beutler has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Jaime Herrera Beutler sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Herrera Beutler was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Herrera Beutler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (26%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%)Animals (11%)Emergency Management (11%)Transportation and Public Works (11%)Environmental Protection (11%)Water Resources Development (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of Herrera Beutler’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrera Beutler’s VoteVote Description
Nay 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 ...
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Aye 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. ...
Nay 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 ...
Nay H.R. 1324: Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015
Apr 28, 2015. Passed 381/30.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
Nay H.R. 4152 (113th): Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
Apr 1, 2014. Passed 378/34.
No H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Mar 2018, Herrera Beutler missed 640 of 4,946 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is much worse 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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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2011 Jan-Mar21252.4%73rd
2011 Apr-Jun28120.7%34th
2011 Jul-Sep24710.4%22nd
2011 Oct-Dec20810.5%18th
2012 Jan-Mar15110.7%24th
2012 Apr-Jun29910.3%20th
2012 Jul-Sep15210.7%32nd
2012 Nov-Dec5123.9%56th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8922.2%58th
2013 Apr-Jun2154018.6%98th
2013 Jul-Sep20014070.0%100th
2013 Oct-Dec13712792.7%99th
2014 Jan-Mar14853.4%66th
2014 Apr-Jun21910.5%24th
2014 Jul-Sep14732.0%61st
2014 Nov-Dec4912.0%55th
2015 Jan-Mar14400.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun2443514.3%97th
2015 Jul-Sep13921.4%53rd
2015 Oct-Dec177169.0%95th
2016 Jan-Mar1377957.7%99th
2016 Apr-Jun20416480.4%100th
2016 Jul-Sep23210.4%23rd
2016 Nov-Dec4824.2%73rd
2017 Jan-Mar20800.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun13600.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep19921.0%53rd
2017 Oct-Dec16742.4%55th
2018 Jan-Mar10122.0%45th

Primary Sources

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Jaime Herrera Beutler is pronounced:

JAY-mee // huh-RE-ruh but

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In
AY aysay
B bbat
E ebed
EE eemeet
H hhat
J jjam
M mman
R rrag
T ttop
U ucup
UH uhcup

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

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