Rep. Michael Burgess

Representative from Texas’s 26th District, Republican

Burgess, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 26th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Burgess has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burgess is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Burgess for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Michael Burgess sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burgess sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (57%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Burgess missed 242 of 10,053 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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