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Rep. Robert Eckhardt

Former Representative for Texas’s 8th District

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Eckhardt is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Eckhardt sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Eckhardt was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

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

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: