Ford was the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2006.
Ford is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Ford sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Ford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Labor and Employment (14%) Social Welfare (13%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Commerce (8%)
Some of Ford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5816 (109th): To require budgeting for ongoing military operations.
- H.R. 4906 (109th): 21st Century Innovation Act of 2006
- H.R. 4866 (109th): Promote Responsibility by Improving Development Education Act of 2006
- H.R. 4743 (109th): To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act ...
- H.R. 4723 (109th): Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Enrollment Extension Act of 2005
- H.Res. 665 (109th): Honoring the service of the National Guard and requesting consultation by the ...
- H.R. 4590 (109th): Employee Retirement Preservation Act
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Ford missed 505 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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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