Rep. John Tanner

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 8th District, Democrat

Tanner, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district from 1989 to 2010.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Tanner 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). Tanner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tanner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (21%) Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) International Affairs (11%) Law (8%) Taxation (8%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2010, Tanner missed 529 of 13,661 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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