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Rep. Ronald Coleman

Former Representative from Texas’s 16th District, Democrat

Coleman, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 16th congressional district from 1983 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Ronald Coleman [D-TX16, 1983-1996]


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

Enacted Legislation

Coleman was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coleman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Private Legislation (12%) International Affairs (12%) Education (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Sep 1996, Coleman missed 271 of 7,033 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. 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: