Rep. Ken Bentsen [D]

Former Representative from Texas’s 25th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1995-2002 Representative Texas's 25th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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