Read our 2016 Report Card for Fincher.
Our unique analysis of the bills Fincher 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 2016. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fincher is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Fincher was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
- H.R. 1264 (112th): To designate the property between the United States Federal Courthouse and the Ed Jones Building located at 109 South Highland Avenue in Jackson, Tennessee, as the “M.D. ...
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.
Fincher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (30%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Health (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Emergency Management (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Fincher’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6527 (114th): SADD Act of 2016
- H.R. 4285 (114th): Prevent Terrorism from Entering our Prisons Act of 2015
- H.R. 4252 (114th): Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015
- H.R. 4189 (114th): Stop Funding for Terrorism Act
- H.Res. 450 (114th): Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the ...
- H.R. 3611 (114th): Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015
- H.R. 2998 (114th): CLAIM Act
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H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Fincher missed 441 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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