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Brad Wenstrup was elected in 2012 to represent the people of Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.  He brings experience as a doctor, Army Reserve officer, Iraq War veteran, and small business owner to help Congress tackle the economic and security challenges facing the nation.

In the 115th Congress, Brad serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Armed Services Committee,  and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health. As a member on each of these Committees, Brad is working to strengthen our military and national defense, help our returning service members transition to civilian life, and support southern Ohio’s veteran community.

A Cincinnati native, Brad graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1980.  He earned a medical degree as a podiatric surgeon and later established a private practice in Cincinnati, treating patients for the last 26 years.  Brad has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Colonel.  In 2005-06, he served a tour in Iraq as a combat surgeon, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge for his service.  During his time in Congress, Brad is fulfilling his Reserve duties by treating patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

Brad and his wife, Monica, reside in Cincinnati with their son, Brad Jr.

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Wenstrup.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wenstrup 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 Wenstrup has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Brad Wenstrup sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Wenstrup was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Wenstrup sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (73%)Health (18%)Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wenstrup’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wenstrup’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
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. ...
Yea 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 ...
No H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed 357/60.
This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations. This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form. But on Feb 27, 2015 the Senate struck its text in whole ...
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 H.R. 2642 (113th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Jan 29, 2014. Passed 251/166.
No H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
Nay H.R. 1765 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
Apr 26, 2013. Passed 361/41.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Mar 2018, Wenstrup missed 35 of 3,340 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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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2013 Jan-Mar8900.0%0th
2013 Apr-Jun21500.0%0th
2013 Jul-Sep20000.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec137107.3%87th
2014 Jan-Mar14810.7%23rd
2014 Apr-Jun21910.5%24th
2014 Jul-Sep14721.4%49th
2014 Nov-Dec4900.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar14400.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun24420.8%41st
2015 Jul-Sep13900.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar137139.5%81st
2016 Apr-Jun20400.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep23200.0%0th
2016 Nov-Dec4836.3%83rd
2017 Jan-Mar20800.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun13621.5%45th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th

Primary Sources

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Brad Wenstrup is pronounced:

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D dday
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