Rep. David “Phil” Roe

Representative from Tennessee’s 1st District, Republican

Roe, a Republican, has been the representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Roe has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

David “Phil” Roe sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Labor and Employment (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Agriculture and Food (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to May 2016, Roe missed 140 of 5,436 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 60 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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