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Rep. James “Jake” Pickle

Former Representative for Texas’s 10th District

Pickle was the representative for Texas’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. James “Jake” Pickle [D-TX10, 1963-1994]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pickle is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Pickle sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Pickle was the primary sponsor of 13 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 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

Pickle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Social Welfare (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Health (14%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1963 to Nov 1994, Pickle missed 1,059 of 13,750 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. 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: