Rep. James Quillen

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 1st District, Republican

Quillen, a Republican, was the representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district from 1963 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Quillen 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Quillen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Quillen was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Quillen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (13%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Taxation (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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