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Rep. William Sarpalius

Former Representative from Texas’s 13th District, Democrat

Sarpalius, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 13th congressional district from 1989 to 1994.


Our unique analysis of the bills Sarpalius 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sarpalius is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Sarpalius 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

Sarpalius sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Environmental Protection (16%) Taxation (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Nov 1994, Sarpalius missed 62 of 2,958 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: