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Rep. Chris Bell

Former Representative from Texas’s 25th District, Democrat

Bell, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 25th congressional district from 2003 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Chris Bell [D-TX25, 2003-2004]


Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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