Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Former Representative from Missouri's 8th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1997-2013 Representative,
Missouri's 8th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Emerson was a centrist Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Emerson’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Emerson’s bills had a total of 342 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Emerson to other members of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

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 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity

Passed House

H.R. 313: Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

Explanation: This bill passed in the House on July 31, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Jul 31, 2013

Reported by Committee

H.R. 313: Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.

Explanation: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 20, 2013.

Mar 20, 2013