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Rep. Robert Clement

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District

Clement was the representative for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Robert Clement [D-TN5, 1987-2002]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full 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 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).

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%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: