Collins was the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1982.
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.
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%)
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6958 (97th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 6817 (97th): Pharmacy Protection and Violent Offender Control Act of 1982
- H.R. 6738 (97th): A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ...
- H.R. 6413 (97th): A bill to place a moratorium on activity of the Federal Trade ...
- H.J.Res. 483 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution altering Congressional budget ...
- H.R. 6134 (97th): A bill to repeal the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, ...
- H.R. 5923 (97th): Energy Information Administration Amendments of 1981
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills