Rep. Barton “Bart” Gordon [D]

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 6th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1985-2010 Representative Tennessee's 6th District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gordon sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gordon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gordon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Energy (13%) Health (11%) Education (9%) Law (8%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Dec 2010, Gordon missed 604 of 15,490 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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