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Rep. Ciro Rodriguez

Former Representative for Texas’s 23rd District

Rodriguez was the representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Texas’s 28th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Ciro Rodriguez [D-TX23, 2007-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rodriguez is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rodriguez sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rodriguez was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rodriguez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Health (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Families (7%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rodriguez’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
No H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of economic stimulus relief during the 2008 financial crisis as well as other unrelated provisions. It was the Senate's October 2008 plan, and it became law. The bill contains sections for: * Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 ...
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Apr 1997 to Dec 2010, Rodriguez missed 277 of 8,065 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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: