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Rep. Todd Tiahrt

Former Representative for Kansas’s 4th District

Tiahrt, a Republican, was the representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district from 1995 to 2010.

Congressional misconduct:

In 2009 Tiahrt was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for legislative outcomes. The House Committee on Ethics dismissed the charges. In 2010, Representative Tiahrt ran for the Senate and lost.

Photo of Rep. Todd Tiahrt [R-KS4, 1995-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tiahrt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Law (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tiahrt’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Aye H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 964 (110th): Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act
Jun 6, 2007. Passed 368/48.

Missed Votes

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. ProPublica has tracked 42 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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