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Rep. Randy Weber’s 2015 Report Card

Representative from Texas's 14th District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Weber’s record during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Weber’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Was 6th most present in votes compared to House Sophomores (tied with 1 other)

Weber missed 0.3% of votes (2 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Weber’s Profile »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (11th percentile); House Sophomores (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (9th percentile); All Representatives (9th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 6th least often compared to Texas Delegation (tied with 5 others)

1 of Weber’s bills and resolutions in 2015 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 4084: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act

Compare to all Texas Delegation (14th percentile); House Sophomores (16th percentile); House Republicans (22nd percentile); Safe House Seats (20th percentile); All Representatives (21st percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 10th fewest bills compared to Texas Delegation (tied with 8 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 1 of Weber’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 824: State Marriage Defense Act of ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (25th percentile); House Sophomores (26th percentile); House Republicans (28th percentile); Safe House Seats (29th percentile); All Representatives (29th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Introduced the 13th fewest bills compared to House Sophomores (tied with 5 others)

Weber introduced 7 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (19th percentile); House Sophomores (16th percentile); House Republicans (28th percentile); Safe House Seats (27th percentile); All Representatives (28th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 19th least often compared to House Sophomores

Of the 235 bills that Weber cosponsored, 11% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (50th percentile); House Sophomores (25th percentile); House Republicans (59th percentile); Safe House Seats (36th percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 21st most bills compared to House Republicans

Weber cosponsored 235 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (81st percentile); House Sophomores (66th percentile); House Republicans (91st percentile); Safe House Seats (74th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Weber’s bills and resolutions had 127 cosponsors in 2015. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (42nd percentile); House Sophomores (49th percentile); House Republicans (51st percentile); Safe House Seats (49th percentile); All Representatives (51st percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Weber held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Weber’s Profile »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (22nd percentile); House Sophomores (64th percentile); House Republicans (38th percentile); Safe House Seats (36th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Weber supported any of 28 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Weber 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (0th percentile); House Sophomores (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Weber introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (0th percentile); House Sophomores (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Weber introduced 0 bills in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (0th percentile); House Sophomores (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.