Rep. John Linder

Former Representative from Georgia’s 7th District, Republican

Linder, a Republican, was the representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district (1997-2002); and the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district (1993-1996).

Photo of Rep. John Linder [R-GA7, 2003-2010]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Linder 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Linder is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Linder was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Linder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Commerce (13%) Health (9%) Immigration (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Emergency Management (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Linder’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2010, Linder missed 486 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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