Cannon was the representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 2008.
Cannon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cannon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Cannon was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3564 (110th): Regulatory Improvement Act of 2007
- H.R. 4019 (109th): To amend title 4 of the United States Code to clarify the treatment of self-employment for purposes of the limitation on State taxation of retirement income.
- H.R. 4295 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12760 South Park Avenue in Riverton, Utah, as the “Mont and Mark Stephensen Veterans Memorial …
- H.R. 680 (109th): To direct the Secretary of Interior to convey certain land held in trust for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to the City of Richfield, Utah, and …
- H.R. 679 (109th): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey a parcel of real property to Beaver County, Utah.
- H.R. 3147 (108th): To designate the Federal building located at 324 Twenty-Fifth Street in Ogden, Utah, as the “James V. Hansen Federal Building”.
- H.R. 4306 (108th): To amend section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve the process for verifying an individual’s eligibility for employment.
Does 17 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cannon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Law (18%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Commerce (11%) Health (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Cannon recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7299 (110th): To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs …
- H.R. 7224 (110th): To amend title 18, United States Code, to create an offense for …
- H.R. 7199 (110th): Medical Information and Treatment Access Act
- H.R. 7200 (110th): Medical Information and Treatment Access Act
- H.R. 7120 (110th): Science Free Speech Act
- H.R. 7121 (110th): Rachel’s Act of 2008
- H.R. 6857 (110th): To amend section 203(a) of the Clean Air Act to permit the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Cannon missed 626 of 7,703 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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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