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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.

Photo of Rep. John Tanner [D-TN8, 1989-2010]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Tanner was the primary sponsor of 4 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

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%) Taxation (8%) Law (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tanner’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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 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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