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Rep. Henry Bonilla

Former Representative for Texas’s 23rd District

Bonilla was the representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Henry Bonilla [R-TX23, 1993-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bonilla is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Bonilla sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bonilla was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Bonilla sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Commerce (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Law (11%) Environmental Protection (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2006, Bonilla missed 226 of 8,294 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: