Kerns was the representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2002.
Kerns is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kerns sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Kerns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (100%)
Some of Kerns’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4642 (107th): To repeal the law banning firearms in the District of Columbia.
- H.Con.Res. 350 (107th): Expressing the sense of Congress that amnesty should not be granted to ...
- H.Con.Res. 315 (107th): Ten Commandments Public Display Resolution of 2002
- H.R. 1260 (107th): Ban on Human Cloning Act
From Jan 2001 to Nov 2002, Kerns missed 0 of 996 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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