Clement was the representative for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1988 to 2002.
Clement is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Clement sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Clement was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 106 (103rd): To designate the months of October 1993 and October 1994 as “Country Music Month”.
- H.J.Res. 520 (102nd): To designate the month of October 1992 as “Country Music Month”.
- H.R. 5974 (102nd): To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to permit the acre-for-acre transfer of an acreage allotment or quota for certain commodities.
- H.J.Res. 305 (102nd): To designate the month of October 1991, as “Country Music Month”.
- H.J.Res. 603 (101st): To designate the month of October 1990 as “Country Music Month”.
- H.J.Res. 401 (101st): To designate the month of October 1989 as “Country Music Month”.
- H.R. 968 (101st): Noise Reduction Reimbursement Act of 1989
Does 7 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).
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%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)
Some of Clement’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 343 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress supporting music education and Music in ...
- H.R. 3536 (107th): Nursing Shortage State Response Act of 2001
- H.R. 3117 (107th): To suspend temporarily the duty on 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-1,3-dimethyl ester sodium salt.
- H.R. 2654 (107th): Transit Rail Accommodation Improvement and Needs Act for the 21st Century
- H.R. 2521 (107th): To permit States to place supplemental guide signs relating to veterans cemeteries ...
- H.R. 2378 (107th): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase the ...
- H.Con.Res. 64 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress supporting music education and Music in ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills