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Rep. Mark Green’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Tennessee's 7th District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Green’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Green’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Cosponsored the 2nd fewest bills compared to Tennessee Delegation

Green cosponsored 169 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (15th percentile); House Republicans (31st percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Was 4th most absent in votes compared to House Freshmen

Green missed 12.4% of votes (118 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Green’s Profile »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (89th percentile); House Freshmen (96th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Ranked 13th most politically right compared to House Freshmen

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Green’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (78th percentile); House Freshmen (86th percentile); House Republicans (67th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 20th least often compared to House Republicans

Of the 169 bills that Green cosponsored, 24% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (33rd percentile); House Freshmen (59th percentile); House Republicans (10th percentile); All Representatives (57th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Introduced the 33rd most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 4 others)

Green introduced 24 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (67th percentile); House Freshmen (58th percentile); House Republicans (81st percentile); All Representatives (57th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 104th least often compared to All Representatives (tied with 59 others)

2 of Green’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 847: Protecting Gold Star Spouses Act …; H.J.Res. 52: Proposing an amendment to the …

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (56th percentile); House Freshmen (25th percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); All Representatives (24th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Green introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Green introduced 2 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 304: Raising a question of the …; H.R. 2589: Unifying DHS Intelligence Components Act

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (67th percentile); House Freshmen (38th percentile); House Republicans (55th percentile); All Representatives (32nd percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 4 of Green’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 1563: Chester County Reversionary Interest Release …; H.R. 2047: Allied Burden Sharing Report Act …; H.R. 4720: To amend title 10, United …; H.Con.Res. 110: Expressing the sense of Congress …

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (56th percentile); House Freshmen (55th percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (53rd percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 9 of Green’s 24 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Green caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (56th percentile); House Freshmen (53rd percentile); House Republicans (70th percentile); All Representatives (48th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Committee Positions

Green held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Green’s Profile »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Green’s bills and resolutions had 248 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (67th percentile); House Freshmen (59th percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (47th percentile).


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Green’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Tennessee Delegation (67th percentile); House Freshmen (52nd percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (44th percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.