Our unique analysis of the bills Jenkins 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jenkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Jenkins was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4116 (108th): American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 3380 (107th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines within the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- H.R. 4608 (106th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 220 West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the “James H. Quillen United States Courthouse”.
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).
Jenkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (39%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Commerce (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%)
Some of Jenkins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5120 (109th): To amend title 35, United States Code, to conform certain filing provisions ...
- H.J.Res. 74 (109th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- H.R. 2094 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on thionyl chloride.
- H.R. 2093 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on 2-Methylhydroquinone.
- H.R. 2095 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on 1-fluoro-2-nitro benzene.
- H.R. 1783 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Anisidine.
- H.R. 1784 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Tetrakis.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Jenkins missed 291 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: