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Rep. Jim Jordan

Representative for Ohio’s 4th District

pronounced jim // JOR-din


Jordan is the representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2007. Jordan’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Jordan is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. 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 and participated in a coordinated campaign by the Trump Administration to exclude some Democratic states from the electoral count rather than follow the Constitution's procedure in which Congress may vote to exclude electors. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Jordan voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. 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 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jim Jordan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jordan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (100%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Jordan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Jordan voted Nay

Jordan voted Nay

Passed 398/5 on Jan 23, 2017.

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Jordan voted Nay

Passed 382/5 on Nov 14, 2016.

Jordan voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Jordan voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Jordan voted No

Jordan voted No

Jordan voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Jordan voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Nov 2022, Jordan missed 222 of 10,747 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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