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.



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 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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%) Sports and Recreation (7%) Economics and Public Finance (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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