Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1997
Rep. Jim Chapman [D-TX1, 1985-1996] leaves office as Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district.
Former Representative from Texas’s 1st District, Democrat
Chapman, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district from 1985 to 1996.
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)
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%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Water Resources Development (8%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Some of Chapman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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