Rep. Solomon Ortiz

Former Representative from Texas’s 27th District, Democrat

Ortiz, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 27th congressional district from 1983 to 2010.



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Health (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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