Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2003
Rep. Ken Bentsen [D-TX25, 1995-2002] leaves office as Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Texas’s 25th District, Democrat
Bentsen, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 25th congressional district from 1995 to 2002.
Our unique analysis of the bills Bentsen 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bentsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bentsen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Health (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Commerce (7%)
Some of Bentsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Bentsen missed 75 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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