Rep. Jonas “Martin” Frost III

Former Representative from Texas’s 24th District, Democrat

Frost, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 24th congressional district from 1979 to 2004.



Our unique analysis of the bills Frost 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). Frost is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Frost was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Frost sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Families (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) International Affairs (9%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 2004, Frost missed 1,078 of 13,739 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is much worse than 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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Primary Sources

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