Linder was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2010.
He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 1997 to 2002; and the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 1996.
Linder is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Linder sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Linder was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 62 (106th): To grant the consent of Congress to the boundary change between Georgia and South Carolina.
- H.R. 379 (105th): For the relief of Larry Errol Pieterse.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Linder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Commerce (12%) Immigration (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Linder’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5891 (111th): Poverty Measurement Improvement Act
- H.R. 5885 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the advance ...
- H.Con.Res. 118 (111th): Supporting the goals of Smart Irrigation Month, which recognizes the advances in ...
- H.Con.Res. 18 (111th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should resume normal ...
- H.R. 25 (111th): Fair Tax Act of 2009
- H.R. 135 (111th): Twenty-First Century Water Commission Act of 2009
- H.R. 25 (110th): Fair Tax Act of 2007
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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