Rep. Christopher “Chris” Cannon

Former Representative from Utah’s 3rd District, Republican

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

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cannon 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). Cannon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cannon was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cannon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Law (18%) Commerce (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Health (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cannon’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3325 (110th): Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Sep 28, 2008. Passed 381/41.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Not Voting H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 964 (110th): Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act
Jun 6, 2007. Passed 368/48.

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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