Burleson was the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1947 to 1978.
Burleson 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 Burleson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Burleson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 7706 (94th): An Act to suspend the duty on natural graphite until the close of June 30, 1978, and for other purposes.
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).
Burleson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Burleson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 11124 (95th): Equal Access to Courts Act
- H.R. 11123 (95th): A bill to designate the United States Department of Agriculture’s Pecan Field ...
- H.R. 10625 (95th): A bill to suspend the duty on natural graphite until the close ...
- H.R. 10624 (95th): A bill to repeal the carryover basis provisions added by the Tax ...
- H.R. 10416 (95th): A bill to provide that the public debt limit shall be the ...
- H.R. 10239 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to clarify ...
- H.R. 9587 (95th): A bill to repeal the carryover basis provisions added by the Tax ...
From Jan 1947 to Oct 1978, Burleson missed 274 of 7,614 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is better 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills