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Rep. James Tucker Jr.

Former Representative for Arkansas’s 2nd District

Tucker was the representative for Arkansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tucker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Tucker sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tucker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (30%) Agriculture and Food (20%) Social Welfare (13%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Tucker missed 510 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 33.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: