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Rep. Charles Wilson

Former Representative from Texas’s 2nd District, Democrat

Wilson, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district from 1973 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Charles Wilson [D-TX2, 1973-1996]

Enacted Legislation

Wilson was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: