Rep. Robert Eckhardt

Former Representative from Texas’s 8th District, Democrat

Eckhardt, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 8th congressional district from 1967 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Eckhardt 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eckhardt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Eckhardt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Commerce (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Energy (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1980, Eckhardt missed 919 of 6,732 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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