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Rep. Preston “Pete” Geren

Former Representative from Texas’s 12th District, Democrat

Geren, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 12th congressional district from 1989 to 1996.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Geren 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Geren is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Geren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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