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Rep. John Jenrette Jr.

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 6th District

Jenrette, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jenrette is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Jenrette sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jenrette was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jenrette sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) International Affairs (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Commerce (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Jenrette missed 816 of 4,085 roll call votes, which is 20.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: