Rep. Jim Jordan
Representative for Ohio’s 4th District
pronounced jim // JOR-din
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Jordan was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Jordan joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) Jordan futher urged the Vice President to and participated in a coordinated campaign by the Trump Administration to exclude some Democratic states from the electoral count rather than follow the procedure set in law in which Congress may vote to exclude electors. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Jordan voted to skip Arizona and/or Pennsylvania in the counting of presidential electors, states which returned certified results for Trump’s opponent. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol. In 2022, Jordan defied a subpoena to testify in the investigation of the January 6th Committee.
Jordan did not request any earmarks for fiscal year 2024.
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Read our 2022 Report Card for Jordan.
Jordan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Jordan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 20, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Jim Jordan sits on the following committees:
Jordan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Jordan recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4791: Free Speech Protection Act
- H.Res. 159: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on the Judiciary in the …
- H.Res. 12: Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a …
- H.R. 3827 (117th): Protect Speech Act
- H.R. 8517 (116th): Protect Speech Act
- H.Res. 1138 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the number of …
- H.R. 2832 (115th): Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Sep 2023, Jordan missed 229 of 11,231 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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