Rep. Stephen Fincher

Representative from Tennessee’s 8th District, Republican

Fincher, a Republican, has been the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Fincher has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. 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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Fincher for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Stephen Fincher sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fincher sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (31%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Health (11%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Emergency Management (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Fincher missed 411 of 4,069 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. 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: