Washington was the representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1994.
Washington 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 Washington sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Washington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Families (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Education (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)
Some of Washington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5310 (103rd): To eliminate Segregationist language from the Second Morrill Act.
- H.Con.Res. 196 (103rd): Expressing the sense of Congress that U.S. assistance to Algeria should be ...
- H.R. 3577 (103rd): Center for Rare Disease Research Act of 1993
- H.R. 3510 (103rd): To eliminate segregationist language from the Second Morrill Act.
- H.R. 3315 (103rd): Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform Act
- H.R. 1847 (103rd): Money Laundering Act of 1993
- H.R. 1180 (103rd): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to authorize State ...
From Jan 1990 to Nov 1994, Washington missed 869 of 2,589 roll call votes, which is 33.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills