Rep. Zach Wamp

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 3rd District, Republican

Wamp, a Republican, was the representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2010.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Wamp 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wamp is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Wamp was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wamp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Sports and Recreation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Health (15%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) International Affairs (9%) Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wamp’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.
Yea H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2010, Wamp missed 627 of 10,703 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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