Tejeda was the representative for Texas’s 28th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1997.
Tejeda is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Tejeda sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Tejeda was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2700 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 7980 FM 327, Elmendorf, Texas, as the “Amos F. Longoria Post Office Building”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Tejeda sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Tejeda’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2868 (104th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent alternative teacher ...
- H.R. 2852 (104th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal certain limitations on ...
- H.R. 2700 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 7980 FM ...
- H.J.Res. 102 (104th): Disapproving the recommendations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
- H.R. 595 (104th): To authorize the Secretary of the Army to convey certain excess real ...
- H.R. 5158 (103rd): To authorize the Secretary of the Army to convey certain excess real ...
- H.R. 4761 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize educational assistance for ...
From Jan 1993 to Jan 1997, Tejeda missed 71 of 2,463 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1997. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills