Rep. Blake Farenthold

Representative from Texas’s 27th District, Republican

Farenthold, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 27th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Farenthold has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Farenthold is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Blake Farenthold sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Farenthold sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Commerce (15%) Taxation (12%) Law (12%) Immigration (12%) International Affairs (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to May 2016, Farenthold missed 29 of 3,751 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 16 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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