Rep. Thomas Loeffler
Former Representative for Texas’s 21st District
Loeffler was the representative for Texas’s 21st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1986.
Loeffler was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3380 (99th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to exclude the employees of States and political subdivisions of States from the provisions of that …
- H.R. 5732 (96th): An act to designate the Federal Building located at 33 West Twohig, San Angelo, Texas, as the “O. C. Fisher Federal Building”.
Does 2 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).
Loeffler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Loeffler recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4541 (99th): Crude Oil Retention Act of 1986
- H.R. 3380 (99th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to …
- H.R. 813 (99th): A bill to repeal the new substantiation requirements for deductions attributable to …
- H.R. 5987 (98th): Lamb Meat Quota Act of 1984
- H.R. 5463 (98th): A bill to direct that the Secretary of the Army let a …
- H.Res. 168 (98th): A resolution electing Representative Nielson of Utah to the Committee on Education …
- H.R. 1195 (98th): A bill to increase temporarily the duty on certain wool that is …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1986, Loeffler missed 279 of 3,884 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills