Rep. John Jenrette Jr.

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 6th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Jenrette 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jenrette is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Private Legislation (8%) Commerce (8%) Social Welfare (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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