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Rep. George Mahon

Former Representative for Texas’s 19th District

Mahon was the representative for Texas’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served 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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Does 80 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).

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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Mahon recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: