Boulter was the representative for Texas’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1988.
Boulter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Boulter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Boulter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (22%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Taxation (11%) International Affairs (8%) Energy (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)
Some of Boulter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 326 (100th): A concurrent resolution to request that the President submit a report to ...
- H.R. 4217 (100th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, ...
- H.R. 2662 (100th): National Petroleum Security Act of 1987
- H.R. 306 (100th): Foreign Agricultural Investment Reform (FAIR) Act
- H.R. 5666 (99th): A bill making appropriations to carry out the project for water quality ...
- H.R. 5596 (99th): Oil and Gas Production Revitalization Act
- H.R. 5537 (99th): Foreign Agricultural and Mineral Investment Reform Act of 1986
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1988, Boulter missed 461 of 1,829 roll call votes, which is 25.2%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills