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Rep. John Bryant

Former Representative for Texas’s 5th District

Bryant was the representative for Texas’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. John Bryant [D-TX5, 1983-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bryant is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Bryant sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bryant was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were 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 at least about half 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

Bryant sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (16%) Commerce (14%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Sep 1996, Bryant missed 593 of 7,033 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: