Rep. John Bryant

Former Representative from Texas’s 5th District, Democrat

Bryant, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Bryant 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bryant is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bryant was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bryant sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

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