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Rep. James Mattox

Former Representative for Texas’s 5th District

Mattox was the representative for Texas’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mattox is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mattox sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mattox sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (31%) Taxation (23%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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