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Rep. Herbert Roberts

Former Representative for Texas’s 4th District

Roberts was the representative for Texas’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roberts is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Roberts sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Roberts was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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 at least about half 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

Roberts sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

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