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Rep. Craig Washington

Former Representative for Texas’s 18th District

Washington was the representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Craig Washington [D-TX18, 1989-1994]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Washington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Families (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Education (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: