Rep. James Quillen
Former Representative for Tennessee’s 1st District
Quillen was the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1996.
Quillen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Quillen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Quillen was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 190 (103rd): Designating July 17 through July 23, 1993, as “National Veterans Golden Age Games Week”.
- H.J.Res. 555 (101st): To commemorate the bicentennial of the enactment of the law which provided civil government for the territory from which the State of Tennessee was formed.
- H.R. 219 (100th): A bill to designate “The Stars and Stripes Forever” as the national march of the United States of America.
- H.R. 5166 (99th): Tennessee Wilderness Act of 1986
- H.R. 3162 (96th): Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act
- H.R. 9945 (95th): A bill to amend the Act creating the Indian Claims Commission to repeal the provision limiting the activities of Commissioners during the 2 years following their terms …
- H.R. 10639 (95th): Veterans and Survivors Pension Improvement Act
Does 8 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).
Quillen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Taxation (8%) Education (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Quillen recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4057 (104th): To suspend temporarily the duty on the chemical DEMT.
- H.Res. 483 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3816) making appropriations for energy …
- H.Res. 456 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3666) making appropriations for the …
- H.Res. 442 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3517) making appropriations for military …
- H.Res. 419 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2149) to reduce regulation, promote …
- H.R. 3255 (104th): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to correct …
- H.R. 3254 (104th): To suspend until January 1, 1998, the duty on Fybrel (SWP).
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1963 to Sep 1996, Quillen missed 1,644 of 15,207 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills