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.


Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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

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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