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).

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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%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fincher’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 4974: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 19, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.Res. 450: Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, ...
Oct 27, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Fincher missed 413 of 4,087 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

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