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Rep. Randy Weber Sr.

Representative for Texas’s 14th District

pronounced RAN-dee // WEH-ber


Weber is the representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Weber is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Weber is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Weber joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Weber voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.

Misconduct

In 2021, Rep. Weber was fined for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov. 30, 2021 House Sergeant at Arms fined the member for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo of Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weber is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Weber has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 18, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Randy Weber Sr. sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Weber was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Weber sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (33%) Immigration (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Energy (17%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Weber recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Weber voted Nay

Weber voted Nay

Weber voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Weber voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Weber voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2022, Weber missed 112 of 5,374 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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Primary Sources

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