Geren was the representative for Texas’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1996.
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 liberal–conservative 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.
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%)
Some of Geren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4329 (104th): To designate the Federal building located at 300 East 8th Street in ...
- H.R. 4232 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 251 West ...
- H.R. 3949 (104th): For the relief of Senior Master Sergeant William L. Sullivan, United States ...
- H.R. 3010 (104th): To assure that advertisements by States for participation in their lotteries provide ...
- H.R. 2217 (104th): Common Sense Amendments for All Endangered Species Act
- H.Con.Res. 32 (104th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Sikh nation should be ...
- H.R. 875 (104th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for ...
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 and major life events.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills