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Rep. William Sarpalius

Former Representative for Texas’s 13th District

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sarpalius is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Sarpalius sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (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: