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Rep. Larry Combest

Former Representative for Texas’s 19th District

Combest was the representative for Texas’s 19th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 2003.

Photo of Rep. Larry Combest [R-TX19, 1985-2003]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Combest 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 Combest sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Combest was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Combest sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Commerce (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Law (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to May 2003, Combest missed 337 of 9,750 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 2003. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: