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Rep. Ed Bryant

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 7th District

Bryant was the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Ed Bryant [R-TN7, 1995-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bryant is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Bryant sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bryant 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 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

Bryant sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (16%) Commerce (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Bryant missed 100 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: