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).



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Knollenberg sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (17%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (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

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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