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Rep. Joseph “Joe” Knollenberg

Former Representative from Michigan’s 9th District, Republican

Knollenberg, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district from 2003 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district (1993-2002).

Photo of Rep. Joseph “Joe” Knollenberg [R-MI9, 2003-2008]


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Enacted Legislation

Knollenberg was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Knollenberg sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (17%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (11%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Knollenberg’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6578 (110th): Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008
Jul 24, 2008. Failed 268/157.
Yea H.R. 6515 (110th): Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008
Jul 17, 2008. Failed 244/173.
Yea 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 1993 to Dec 2008, Knollenberg missed 160 of 10,170 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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