Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2005
Rep. James “Jim” Turner [D-TX2, 1997-2004] leaves office as Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Texas’s 2nd District, Democrat
Turner, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2004.
Our unique analysis of the bills Turner 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Turner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Turner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Commerce (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) International Affairs (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Health (8%)
Some of Turner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1997 to Dec 2004, Turner missed 121 of 4,618 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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