Bryant was the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2002.
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 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 from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Bryant was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 95 (105th): Granting the consent of Congress to the Chickasaw Trail Economic Development Compact.
Does 1 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).
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%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Bryant recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Con.Res. 498 (107th): Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II …
- H.R. 4487 (107th): Sales Tax Fairness Act of 2002
- H.R. 2465 (107th): To amend the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 to add Hickman, …
- H.R. 1891 (107th): Clean Diesel Fuel Provider Relief Act
- H.Con.Res. 421 (106th): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the accomplishments of …
- H.R. 5332 (106th): Tire Recall Safety Act
- H.R. 4750 (106th): Children’s Day Care Health and Safety Improvement Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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