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Rep. James Collins

Former Representative for Texas’s 3rd District

Collins was the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Collins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Collins sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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

Missed Votes

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

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