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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Roe.
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 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 Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David “Phil” Roe sits on the following committees:
Roe was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1812: Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act
- H.R. 6194: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner ...
- H.J.Res. 80: Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code.
- H.R. 203: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
- H.R. 6621 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 East Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the “Major Homer L. Pease Post ...
- H.R. 5674 (115th): VA MISSION Act of 2018
- H.R. 3218 (115th): Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
Does 12 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).
Roe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Roe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7728: COVID-19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their Survivors Act ...
- H.R. 7469: Modernizing Veterans’ Healthcare Eligibility Act
- H.R. 7111: Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020
- H.R. 7059: Coronavirus Provider Protection Act
- H.R. 6365: Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020
- H.R. 6194: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education ...
- H.R. 6036: VA Family Leave Act of 2020
From Jan 2009 to Oct 2020, Roe missed 177 of 7,919 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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