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Rep. Zach Wamp

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 3rd District

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

Photo of Rep. Zach Wamp [R-TN3, 1995-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wamp 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 Wamp sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

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%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) International Affairs (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.
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. 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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