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Rep. Jack Hightower

Former Representative from Texas’s 13th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Hightower 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hightower is shown as a purple triangle. (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:

Private Legislation (18%) Taxation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (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: