Rep. Bennie Thompson

Representative from Mississippi’s 2nd District, Democrat

Thompson, a Democrat, has been the representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district since Apr 13, 1993 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Thompson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bennie Thompson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (34%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Emergency Management (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Law (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Thompson’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 702: To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
Oct 9, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 529: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.
Feb 25, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Apr 1993 to Dec 2016, Thompson missed 590 of 15,805 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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