Jackson Lee is the representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 4, 1995. Jackson Lee is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
In July 2021, Jackson Lee was arrested at a protest. In September 2021, the House Committee on Ethics reported that a fine was paid and closed the investigation.
|Sep. 28, 2021||House Committee on Ethics reported the arrest and that a fine was paid, and closed the investigation|
Jackson Lee is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Jackson Lee has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Sheila Jackson Lee sits on the following committees:
Jackson Lee was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2980: Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act
- H.R. 6100 (116th): STOP FGM Act of 2020
- H.R. 835 (116th): Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019
- H.R. 434 (116th): Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act
- H.R. 710 (114th): To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prepare a comprehensive security assessment of the transportation security card program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 78 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the “George Thomas ‘Mickey’ Leland Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6510 (111th): To direct the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, to the Military Museum of Texas, and for other purposes.
Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Jackson Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (40%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Emergency Management (10%) Health (8%) International Affairs (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Jackson Lee recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7566: Stop Human Trafficking in School Zones Act
- H.R. 7546: Stop Human Trafficking in School Zones Act
- H.R. 7545: Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act
- H.Res. 943: Condemning and opposing unprovoked invasion and egregious act of aggression against sovereign state …
- H.R. 5710: Preventing Vigilante Stalking that Stops Women’s Access to Healthcare and Abortion Rights Act …
- H.R. 5455: Terry Technical Correction Act
- H.R. 5226: Preventing Vigilante Stalking that Stops Women’s Access to Healthcare and Abortion Rights Act …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1995 to May 2022, Jackson Lee missed 1,008 of 17,683 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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