Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Nicholas “Nick” Lampson [D-TX22, 2007-2008] leaves office as Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district.
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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).
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)
Lampson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Families (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Taxation (11%) Energy (10%)
Some of Lampson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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