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Rep. Ron Wright

Former Representative for Texas’s 6th District

pronounced ron // rīt


Wright was the representative for Texas’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2019 to 2021.

Wright was among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 election, Wright joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Wright voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States.
Photo of Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6, 2019-2021]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Wright.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wright is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Wright sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 7% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wright sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (36%) Transportation and Public Works (27%) Taxation (18%) International Affairs (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wright voted Not Voting

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Wright voted Not Voting

Wright voted Nay

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Wright voted Nay

Passed 370/41 on Jan 9, 2020.

Wright voted Nay

Wright voted Nay

Wright voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Feb 2021, Wright missed 248 of 985 roll call votes, which is 25.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2021. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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