Our unique analysis of the bills Ortiz 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ortiz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ortiz was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3179 (109th): Junior Duck Stamp Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2005
- H.R. 483 (109th): To designate a United States courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, as the “Reynaldo G. Garza and Filemon B. Vela United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 2496 (106th): To reauthorize the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994.
- H.R. 3910 (104th): Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1996
- H.R. 3678 (103rd): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate agreements for the use of Outer Continental Shelf sand, gravel, and shell resources.
- H.R. 3679 (103rd): Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994
- H.R. 1642 (102nd): Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site Act of 1991
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Ortiz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Immigration (11%) Families (11%) Law (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Health (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Ortiz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5912 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.Con.Res. 291 (111th): Celebrating 130 years of United States-Romanian diplomatic relations, congratulating the Romanian people ...
- H.Con.Res. 222 (111th): Recognizing the leadership and historical contributions of Dr. Hector Garcia to the ...
- H.R. 4321 (111th): CIR ASAP Act of 2009
- H.R. 3537 (111th): Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
- H.R. 2812 (111th): Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Improvement Act of 2009
- H.R. 1232 (111th): Far South Texas Veterans Medical Center Act of 2009
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From Jan 1983 to Dec 2010, Ortiz missed 1,068 of 16,396 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 85 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills