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Rep. Nicholas “Nick” Lampson

Former Representative from Texas’s 22nd District, Democrat

Lampson, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 2007 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 9th congressional district (1997-2004).

Photo of Rep. Nicholas “Nick” Lampson [D-TX22, 2007-2008]


Our unique analysis of the bills Lampson 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lampson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Lampson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

Lampson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Families (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Taxation (11%) Energy (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lampson’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Nay H.R. 6515 (110th): Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008
Jul 17, 2008. Failed 244/173.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Lampson missed 325 of 6,494 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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