Rep. Pete Olson

Representative from Texas’s 22nd District, Republican

Olson, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Olson 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). Olson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Olson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Pete Olson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Olson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (27%) Environmental Protection (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Immigration (10%) Energy (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Commerce (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Olson’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Olson missed 132 of 5,742 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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