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Rep. Robin Beard Jr.

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 6th District

Beard was the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Robin Beard [R-TN6, 1973-1982]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Beard is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Beard sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Beard was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Beard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (13%) Environmental Protection (8%) Health (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Beard missed 728 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: