Sandlin was the representative for Texas’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2004.
Sandlin 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Sandlin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Sandlin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Health (15%) Commerce (15%) Labor and Employment (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Sandlin recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4462 (108th): Making appropriations for homeland security programs within the Departments of Energy, Health …
- H.R. 4356 (108th): Small Business Health Insurance Promotion Act of 2004
- H.R. 4124 (108th): Medical Malpractice Relief Act of 2004
- H.R. 2175 (108th): Rural Healthcare Access Improvement Act of 2003
- H.R. 1436 (108th): Energy Independence and Security Act of 2003
- H.R. 1158 (108th): Medical Liability Insurance Crisis Response Act of 2003
- H.R. 848 (108th): Health Benefits Claims Prompt Payment Act of 2003
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2004, Sandlin missed 95 of 4,618 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills