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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Analysis

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 (56%) Taxation (11%) International Affairs (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Burgess’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for ...
Jul 11, 2016. Passed.
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Burgess missed 242 of 10,079 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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