Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative from Texas’s 18th District, Democrat

Jackson Lee, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 18th congressional district since Jan 4, 1995 (next election in 2016) (map).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Jackson Lee has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Jackson Lee is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Sheila Jackson Lee sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jackson Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (43%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) International Affairs (11%) Education (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Health (6%) Immigration (6%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Jackson Lee’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1995 to Apr 2016, Jackson Lee missed 895 of 14,395 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 258 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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