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Rep. Jon Porter Sr.

Former Representative for Nevada’s 3rd District

Porter was the representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Jon Porter [R-NV3, 2003-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Porter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Porter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Porter was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Families (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

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. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: