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Rep. Joseph Wyatt Jr.

Former Representative from Texas’s 14th District, Democrat

Wyatt, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1979 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Wyatt 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wyatt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Wyatt was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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

Wyatt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Private Legislation (25%) Environmental Protection (17%) International Affairs (17%) Social Welfare (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1980, Wyatt missed 114 of 1,276 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: