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Rep. George “Mickey” Leland

Former Representative for Texas’s 18th District

Leland was the representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1989.

Photo of Rep. George “Mickey” Leland [D-TX18, 1979-1989]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Leland is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Leland sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Leland was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Leland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Health (15%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%) Education (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Aug 1989, Leland missed 694 of 5,030 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1989. 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: