Rep. Barbara Jordan

Former Representative from Texas’s 18th District, Democrat

Jordan, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 18th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.



Our unique analysis of the bills Jordan sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jordan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jordan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (24%) Labor and Employment (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Law (9%) Private Legislation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Jordan missed 185 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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