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Rep. Evan Jenkins

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 3rd District

pronounced E-vun // JEN-kunz

Jenkins was the representative for West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Jenkins.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jenkins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 82% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% NumbersUSA: 69% FreedomWorks: 65% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 9% American Civil Liberties Union: 4% NIAC Action: F

Enacted Legislation

Jenkins was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jenkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Environmental Protection (19%) Labor and Employment (14%) Taxation (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jenkins voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Jenkins voted Aye

Jenkins voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Jenkins voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Missed Votes

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 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2018. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: