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Rep. Ernest “Ernie” Fletcher

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District

Fletcher was the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1999 to 2003.

Photo of Rep. Ernest “Ernie” Fletcher [R-KY6, 1999-2003]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fletcher is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Fletcher sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fletcher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Commerce (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Health (11%) Law (10%) Taxation (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fletcher recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2003, Fletcher missed 255 of 2,887 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2003. 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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Primary Sources

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