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Rep. Jack Hightower

Former Representative for Texas’s 13th District

Hightower, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas’s 13th congressional district from 1975 to 1984.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hightower is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Hightower sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hightower was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Hightower sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Private Legislation (18%) Taxation (18%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Education (12%) Immigration (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1984, Hightower missed 389 of 5,807 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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: