Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Jon Porter [R-NV3, 2003-2008] leaves office as Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Nevada’s 3rd District, Republican
Porter, a Republican, was the representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district from 2003 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Porter 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Porter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Families (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Law (10%)
Some of Porter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2003 to Dec 2008, Porter missed 42 of 4,311 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 24 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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