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Rep. William “Bill” Jenkins

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 1st District, Republican

Jenkins, a Republican, was the representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district from 1997 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. William “Bill” Jenkins [R-TN1, 1997-2006]


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)

Enacted Legislation

Jenkins was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Jenkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (39%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Commerce (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: