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Rep. Travis Childers

Former Representative for Mississippi’s 1st District

Childers, a Democrat, was the representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district from 2008 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Travis Childers [D-MS1, 2008-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Childers 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 Childers sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Childers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (42%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Education (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Childers’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
No H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.

Missed Votes

From May 2008 to Dec 2010, Childers missed 45 of 2,014 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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