Rep. Ben Chandler

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 6th District, Democrat

Chandler, a Democrat, was the representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district from 2004 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Chandler 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chandler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chandler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (29%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Education (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (7%) Families (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 2004 to Jan 2013, Chandler missed 132 of 6,870 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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