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Rep. Preston “Pete” Geren

Former Representative for Texas’s 12th District

Geren was the representative for Texas’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Preston “Pete” Geren [D-TX12, 1989-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Geren is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Geren sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Geren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (16%) Health (16%) International Affairs (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Geren recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1989 to Sep 1996, Geren missed 94 of 4,074 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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