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Rep. Bill Archer

Former Representative for Texas’s 7th District

Archer, a Republican, was the representative for Texas’s 7th congressional district from 1971 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Bill Archer [R-TX7, 1971-2000]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Archer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Archer sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Archer was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Archer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Commerce (13%) Law (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Social Welfare (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 2000, Archer missed 632 of 16,062 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: