Wilson was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 922 (101st): To designate the building located at 1515 Sam Houston Street in Liberty, Texas, as the “M.P. Daniel and Thomas F. Calhoon, Senior, Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 923 (101st): To redesignate the Federal hydropower generating facilities located at Dam B on the Neches River at Town Bluff, Texas, as the “Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project”.
- H.R. 1473 (100th): A bill to designate the building which will house the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Lufkin, Texas, as the “Ward R. Burke Federal ...
- H.R. 4685 (99th): Texas Wilderness Act Amendments of 1986
- H.R. 3150 (98th): A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey, without consideration, to the Sabine River Authority of Texas approximately 34,000 acres of land within the Sabine ...
- H.R. 5631 (98th): A bill to provide for the acquisition of a visitor contact and administrative site for the Big Thicket National Preserve in the State of Texas.
- H.R. 4580 (96th): District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1980
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).
Wilson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (40%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (10%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Wilson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 826 (104th): To extend the deadline for the completion of certain land exchanges involving ...
- H.R. 688 (104th): To extend Federal restrictions on the export of unprocessed timber to timber ...
- H.R. 683 (104th): Texas County Minimum Payment Act of 1995
- H.R. 684 (104th): To prohibit exports of unprocessed timber and wood chips to any country ...
- H.R. 685 (104th): F.B.I. Volunteer Act of 1995
- H.R. 686 (104th): To designate the maintenance facility and future visitor center at the Big ...
- H.R. 687 (104th): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain lands in the ...
From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Wilson missed 2,464 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 18.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills