Rep. Herbert Roberts

Former Representative from Texas’s 4th District, Democrat

Roberts, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 4th congressional district from 1961 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Roberts 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roberts is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roberts sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (48%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (9%) Health (9%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1962 to Dec 1980, Roberts missed 1,054 of 7,484 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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