Rep. Tim Griffin

Former Representative from Arkansas’s 2nd District, Republican

Griffin, a Republican, was the representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2014.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Griffin.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Griffin 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Griffin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Griffin was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Griffin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Government Operations and Politics (26%) Health (11%) Taxation (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Griffin’s Vote Vote Description
Yea 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
Yea H.R. 1022 (113th): Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013
Jul 22, 2014. Failed 260/143.
Nay H.R. 4152 (113th): Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
Mar 6, 2014. Passed 385/23.
Yea H.R. 2775 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014
Oct 16, 2013. Passed 285/144.
This was the "vehicle" for passage of the bill that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt ceiling. This bill was introduced regarding an unrelated matter. It had been passed by the House. On Oct. 16, the Senate amended the text of the bill, ...
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Griffin missed 43 of 2,810 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 41 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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