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Rep. Bill Archer

Former Representative from Texas’s 7th District, Republican

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]


Our unique analysis of the bills Archer 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Archer is shown as a purple triangle. (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: