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Rep. Dale Milford

Former Representative for Texas’s 24th District

Milford, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 24th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Milford is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Milford sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Milford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Milford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (17%) Private Legislation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Law (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Milford missed 918 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 23.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: