Rep. Charles “Chip” Pickering Jr.

Former Representative from Mississippi’s 3rd District, Republican

Pickering, a Republican, was the representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2008.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pickering 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pickering is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pickering sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (15%) Health (13%) Commerce (10%) Emergency Management (8%) Social Welfare (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Pickering missed 503 of 7,708 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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