Frost was the representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 2004.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1994, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Frost for using congressional staff for redistricting work and campaign contributions by congressional staff. On Nov. 29, 1994, the complaint was dismissed and a public letter was released indicating that the committee found a technical violation of campaign regulations. Frost agreed to appropriate reimbursement.
|Nov. 29, 1994||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct the complaint was dismissed and a public letter was released indicating that the committee found a technical violation of campaign regulations. Frost agreed to appropriate reimbursement.|
Frost is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Frost sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Frost was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 632 (104th): To enhance fairness in compensating owners of patents used by the United States.
- H.J.Res. 515 (101st): Designating the week beginning September 16, 1990, as “National Give Kids a Fighting Chance Week”.
- H.R. 2358 (101st): To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1990 and 1991 for the Civic Achievement Award Program in Honor of the Office of Speaker of the House of Representatives, ...
- H.R. 610 (100th): A bill for the relief of Calvin L. Graham.
- H.J.Res. 573 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning November 13, 1988, as “National Craniofacial Deformity Awareness Week”.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
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%)
Some of Frost’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 696 (108th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3767) to amend title XVIII ...
- H.R. 4235 (108th): To allow the export or other provision of oil to Israel.
- H.Res. 586 (108th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that an Aviation Maintenance ...
- H.Res. 571 (108th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that an Aviation Maintenance ...
- H.Res. 207 (108th): Honoring the life and achievements of Dallas Morning News Reporter Sam Attlesey ...
- H.R. 1323 (108th): Reservist and National Guard Opportunities and Protection of Education Act
- H.Res. 143 (108th): Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 121) to enhance the operation ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills