Rep. Beto O'Rourke

Representative from Texas’s 16th District, Democrat

O'Rourke, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 16th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills O'Rourke has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for O'Rourke for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Beto O'Rourke sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

O'Rourke sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (48%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Immigration (16%) Taxation (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of O'Rourke’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, O'Rourke missed 61 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. 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: