Rep. Thomas “Tom” DeLay

Former Representative from Texas’s 22nd District, Republican

DeLay, a Republican, was the representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 to 2006.



Our unique analysis of the bills DeLay 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). DeLay is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

DeLay was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeLay sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Law (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (7%) Families (7%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Jun 2006, DeLay missed 522 of 11,666 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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