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Forbes is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Forbes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Forbes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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).
Forbes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (24%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%)Transportation and Public Works (14%)Health (14%)International Affairs (14%)Social Welfare (10%)Taxation (10%)
Some of Forbes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Forbes’s Vote||Vote Description|
|Nay||H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.|
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
|Yea||H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015|
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
|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. 2848 (113th): Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014|
Sep 29, 2013. Passed 384/37.
|Aye||H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012|
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
|Nay||H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011|
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
|No||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 ...
|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 ...
|Nay||H.R. 1473 (112th): Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011|
Apr 14, 2011. Passed 260/167.
From Jun 2001 to Dec 2016, Forbes missed 356 of 10,908 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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