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Rep. James “Jim” Marshall

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).

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Marshall [D-GA8, 2007-2010]


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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Marshall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Health (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Education (9%) Law (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Marshall’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.R. 5136 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 28, 2010. Passed 229/186.
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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