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Rep. George “Mickey” Leland

Former Representative from Texas’s 18th District, Democrat

Leland, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 18th congressional district from 1979 to 1989.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Leland 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Leland is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

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: