Rep. James Wright Jr.

Former Representative from Texas’s 12th District, Democrat

Wright, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 12th congressional district from 1955 to 1989.



Our unique analysis of the bills Wright 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wright is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wright sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) International Affairs (16%) Education (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (10%) Native Americans (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to Jun 1989, Wright missed 1,340 of 10,802 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1989. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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