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Rep. Clifford Allen

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District

Allen, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Allen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Allen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Allen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (31%) Private Legislation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Education (7%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Housing and Community Development (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1975 to Jun 1978, Allen missed 187 of 1,846 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: