Rep. Tommy Vandergriff

Former Representative from Texas’s 26th District, Democrat

Vandergriff, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 26th congressional district from 1983 to 1984.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Vandergriff 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Vandergriff is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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

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