Jenkins was the representative for West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Jenkins.
Jenkins is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Jenkins has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jenkins was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3663: To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center.
- H.J.Res. 11: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.
- H.R. 4978 (114th): NAS Healthy Babies Act
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).
Jenkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Jenkins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6004: CRIB Act
- H.R. 5562: Protecting NAS Babies Act
- H.R. 4090: Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act
- H.R. 3663: To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, ...
- H.R. 3117: Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017
- H.R. 2501: CRIB Act
- H.R. 1976: Protecting the Second Amendment Act
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H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2018, Jenkins missed 110 of 2,450 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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