Teague was the representative for California’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1955 to 1974.
Teague is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Teague sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Teague was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4590 (93rd): An Act for the relief of Melissa Catambay Gutierrez and Milagros Catambay Gutierrez.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Teague sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Teague’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 11326 (93rd): A bill to provide that daylight saving time shall be observed on ...
- H.R. 10623 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit payment ...
- H.R. 9523 (93rd): Uniformed Services Retired and Retainer Pay Equalization Act
- H.R. 9106 (93rd): A bill to authorize the establishment of a mainland headquarters for the ...
- H.R. 7392 (93rd): A bill to authorize a study of the feasibility and desirability of ...
- H.R. 6203 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Albertina C. Dias.
- H.Res. 282 (93rd): Resolution to declare U.S. sovereignty and jurisdiction over the Panama Canal Zone.
From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Teague missed 218 of 3,498 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills