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Rep. George Mahon

Former Representative for Texas’s 19th District

Mahon, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 19th congressional district from 1935 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1935-1978]

Enacted Legislation

Mahon was the primary sponsor of 80 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Mahon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (43%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%) International Affairs (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1935 to Oct 1978, Mahon missed 146 of 8,749 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: