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Rep. David “Phil” Roe

Representative for Tennessee’s 1st District

pronounced DAY-vid // roh

Roe is the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2009. Roe is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Roe.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roe is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Roe has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 12, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

David “Phil” Roe sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Roe was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (42%) Health (18%) Labor and Employment (12%) Education (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Roe voted Nay

Passed 256/164 on Jan 11, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under ...

Roe voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Roe voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Roe voted Nay

Roe voted Aye

Roe voted Nay

Passed 303/121 on May 22, 2014.

Roe voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Roe voted Yea

Roe voted Nay

Passed 358/66 on Sep 29, 2010.

Roe voted Aye

Passed 268/160 on Sep 29, 2010.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (H.R. 847; Pub.L. 111–347) is a U.S. law to provide health monitoring and financial aid ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Jul 2019, Roe missed 163 of 7,477 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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