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Rep. Ed Jones

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 8th District

Jones, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1973-1982); and the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district (1969-1972).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jones is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Jones sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jones was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (48%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1969 to Oct 1988, Jones missed 1,580 of 9,790 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: