Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Former Representative from Missouri’s 8th District, Republican

Emerson, a Republican, was the representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.



Our unique analysis of the bills Emerson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Emerson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Emerson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Health (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Taxation (11%) Social Welfare (7%) International Affairs (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Jan 2013, Emerson missed 370 of 10,994 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 39 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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