Roe was the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Roe.
Roe is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Roe was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1812 (116th): Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act
- H.R. 7728 (116th): COVID–19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their Survivors Act of 2020
- H.R. 6194 (116th): 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 ...
- H.J.Res. 80 (116th): Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code.
- H.R. 3608 (116th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive in-state tuition using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
- H.R. 203 (116th): 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 ...
Does 14 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Roe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7728 (116th): COVID–19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their Survivors ...
- H.R. 7469 (116th): Modernizing Veterans’ Healthcare Eligibility Act
- H.R. 7111 (116th): Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020
- H.R. 7059 (116th): Coronavirus Provider Protection Act
- H.R. 6365 (116th): Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020
- H.R. 6194 (116th): To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of ...
- H.R. 6036 (116th): VA Family Leave Act of 2020
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2020, Roe missed 183 of 7,954 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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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