Rep. Bennie Thompson [D]

Representative from Mississippi’s 2nd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Representative Mississippi's 2nd District (map)

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

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 (31%) Emergency Management (25%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) 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

From Apr 1993 to Nov 2015, Thompson missed 566 of 15,141 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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