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Rep. Jack Brooks

Former Representative from Texas’s 9th District, Democrat

Brooks, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 9th congressional district from 1967 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district (1953-1966).

Photo of Rep. Jack Brooks [D-TX9, 1967-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Brooks 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brooks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Brooks was the primary sponsor of 55 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

Brooks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Law (16%) Commerce (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Nov 1994, Brooks missed 1,532 of 14,776 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: