Bill Text — Sep 16, 2012
This bill’s text for status Passed the House (Engrossed) (Dec 9, 2009) is now available.
Rep. James “Jim” Marshall [D-GA8, 2007-2010] is the sponsor of this bill.
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Former Representative from Georgia’s 8th District, Democrat
Marshall, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.
He was previously the representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district (2003-2006).
Our unique analysis of the bills Marshall sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Marshall is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Marshall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Health (15%) Social Welfare (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (9%) Law (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Some of Marshall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Marshall missed 275 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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