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Rep. Olin Teague

Former Representative for Texas’s 6th District

Teague, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 6th congressional district from 1946 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Teague is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Teague sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Teague was the primary sponsor of 37 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Teague sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Education (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Energy (9%) Law (7%) Labor and Employment (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1947 to Oct 1978, Teague missed 2,649 of 7,614 roll call votes, which is 34.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: