Rep. Richard White

Former Representative from Texas’s 16th District, Democrat

White, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 16th congressional district from 1965 to 1982.



Our unique analysis of the bills White 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). White is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

White sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Private Legislation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1982, White missed 516 of 7,943 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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