Marchant was the representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2020.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Marchant.
Marchant is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Marchant sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Marchant was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5778 (115th): Promoting Outpatient Access to Non-Opioid Treatments Act
- H.R. 1773 (114th): Residue Entries and Streamlining Trade Act
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Marchant sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Marchant’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8359: PTC Elimination Act
- H.R. 4130: Keeping HSAs Accessible Act of 2019
- H.R. 3946: Debt Solution and Accountability Act
- H.R. 2598: Developing Education by Leveraging Tuition Assistance Act
- H.R. 1838: Social Security Child Protection Act of 2019
- H.R. 1662: Cultivating Learning Assistance for Student Success Act
- H.R. 7248 (115th): Reducing Administrative Burden and Becoming Increasingly Transparent Act
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2020, Marchant missed 914 of 11,044 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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