Rep. James Mattox

Former Representative from Texas’s 5th District, Democrat

Mattox, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Mattox 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mattox is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mattox sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (31%) Taxation (23%) Social Welfare (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) International Affairs (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Mattox missed 477 of 3,628 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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