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Rep. Tommy Vandergriff

Former Representative for Texas’s 26th District

Vandergriff was the representative for Texas’s 26th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1984.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Vandergriff is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Vandergriff sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Vandergriff was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vandergriff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (60%) Health (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1984, Vandergriff missed 34 of 906 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: