Rep. Robert Clement

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 5th District, Democrat

Clement, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 1987 to 2002.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Clement 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Clement is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Clement was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Clement sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (13%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Education (13%) Families (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1988 to Nov 2002, Clement missed 342 of 8,146 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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