Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2005
Rep. Chris Bell [D-TX25, 2003-2004] leaves office as Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Texas’s 25th District, Democrat
Bell, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 25th congressional district from 2003 to 2004.
Our unique analysis of the bills Bell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Law (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%) International Affairs (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Health (9%) Commerce (9%)
Some of Bell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2003 to Dec 2004, Bell missed 92 of 1,221 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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