Rep. Jim Chapman

Former Representative from Texas’s 1st District, Democrat

Chapman, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district from 1985 to 1996.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Chapman 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chapman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chapman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Law (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Sep 1985 to Sep 1996, Chapman missed 635 of 5,858 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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