Rep. Eligio “Kika” de la Garza

Former Representative from Texas’s 15th District, Democrat

de la Garza, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 15th congressional district from 1965 to 1996.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills de la Garza 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). de la Garza is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

de la Garza sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (26%) Environmental Protection (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Law (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of de la Garza’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Sep 1996, de la Garza missed 1,777 of 14,976 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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