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Rep. Randy Weber’s 2018 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Weber’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

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.

 

Got bicameral support on the 6th fewest bills compared to Texas Delegation (tied with 6 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. 5897: Coastal Texas Protection Act

Compare to all Texas Delegation (14th percentile); House Republicans (16th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).

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


 

Was 10th most present in votes compared to Texas Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Weber missed 1.8% of votes (22 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Weber’s Profile »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (25th percentile); All Representatives (35th 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.


 

Ranked 21st most conservative compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Weber’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (86th percentile); House Republicans (91st percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 30th most bills compared to House Republicans

Weber cosponsored 307 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 (69th percentile); House Republicans (87th percentile); All Representatives (56th percentile).


 

Introduced the 45th fewest bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 9 others)

Weber introduced 10 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (25th percentile); House Republicans (18th percentile); All Representatives (19th percentile).


 

Got the 69th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Weber’s bills and resolutions had 74 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. 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 (19th percentile); House Republicans (19th percentile); All Representatives (16th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 55th least often compared to House Republicans (tied with 28 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Weber introduced 3 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 431: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...; H.R. 4378: Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act ...; H.R. 5905: Department of Energy Science and ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (28th percentile); House Republicans (23rd percentile); All Representatives (43rd percentile).


 

Ranked the 81st bottom/follower compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Weber’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (19th percentile); House Republicans (19th percentile); All Representatives (18th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 110th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 307 bills that Weber cosponsored, 12% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Texas Delegation (39th percentile); House Republicans (45th percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

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


 

Laws Enacted

Weber introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 431: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (31st percentile); House Republicans (22nd percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

3 of Weber’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress 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. 431: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act ...; H.R. 4378: Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act ...; H.R. 5905: Department of Energy Science and ...

Compare to all Texas Delegation (36th percentile); House Republicans (46th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 6 of Weber’s 10 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Weber caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Texas Delegation (31st percentile); House Republicans (35th percentile); All Representatives (37th 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 (19th percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Weber supported any of 32 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 Republicans (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 the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.