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Rep. Richard Armey

Former Representative from Texas’s 26th District, Republican

Armey, a Republican, was the representative for Texas's 26th congressional district from 1985 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Richard Armey [R-TX26, 1985-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Armey 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Armey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Armey was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Armey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) International Affairs (11%) Commerce (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Law (9%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Nov 2002, Armey missed 227 of 9,524 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: