Rep. Jim Chapman
Former Representative from Texas's 1st District
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Texas's 1st District
See Also: Bioguide
Chapman was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Chapman’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Chapman’s bills had a total of 153 cosponsors in the 104th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Chapman to other members of the House of Representatives in the 104th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Chapman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2936 (104th): To provide that if a member nation of the North Atlantic Treaty ...
- H.R. 994 (104th): Regulatory Sunset and Review Act of 1995
- H.R. 692 (104th): Rural Community Wastewater Treatment Affordability Act of 1995
- H.R. 122 (104th): Regulatory Sunset Act of 1995
- H.R. 125 (104th): Gun Crime Enforcement and Second Amendment Restoration Act of 1996
- H.R. 5100 (103rd): To repeal the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and the ban on ...
- H.R. 3840 (103rd): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 100 ...
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From Sep 1985 to Sep 1996, Chapman missed 633 of 5,855 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills