|U.S. House, Maryland, District 1|
| January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011|
|Birthday||May 29, 1968|
|Place of birth||Lanham, Maryland|
was a Democratic
member of the United States House of Representatives
. He represented the 1st district of Maryland
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Kratovil has voted with the House Democratic leadership 84.5% of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.0% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 84.9% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Kratovil voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill. According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.
Kratovil also supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.