Rep. James Collins

Former Representative from Texas’s 3rd District, Republican

Collins, a Republican, was the representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district from 1967 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Collins 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Collins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Labor and Employment (12%) Energy (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Social Welfare (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Sep 1968 to Dec 1982, Collins missed 384 of 7,134 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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