Rep. Jim Ryun

Former Representative from Kansas’s 2nd District, Republican

Ryun, a Republican, was the representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district from 1996 to 2006.



Our unique analysis of the bills Ryun 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ryun is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Ryun was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Ryun sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Law (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Ryun missed 141 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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