Tiahrt was the representative for Kansas’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2010.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2009 Tiahrt was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for legislative outcomes. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges. In 2010, Representative Tiahrt ran for the Senate and lost.
|Dec. 2, 2009||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations|
|Feb. 26, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges|
|2010||Tiahrt ran for the Senate and lost.|
Tiahrt is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tiahrt sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Tiahrt was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4013 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a 5-year carryback of operating losses, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5135 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 West Greenway Street in Derby, Kansas, as the “Sergeant Jamie O. Maugans Post Office ...
- H.R. 1761 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9350 East Corporate Hill Drive in Wichita, Kansas, as the “Garner E. Shriver Post Office ...
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Tiahrt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (15%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Commerce (7%)
Some of Tiahrt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 326 (111th): Honoring the life of Dr. Ronald W. Walters and commending his life ...
- H.Res. 1413 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the holding in ...
- H.R. 5365 (111th): Sons and Daughters of America Act
- H.R. 5298 (111th): Fair Defense Competition Act
- H.R. 5253 (111th): Federal Research Public Access Act of 2010
- H.R. 5173 (111th): Secure the Border Act of 2010
- H.Res. 1279 (111th): Calling for an appeal of the ruling which found the National Day ...
From Jan 1995 to Dec 2010, Tiahrt missed 425 of 10,703 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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