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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 participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the 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 discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Wright voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6, 2019-2021]

Analysis

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.

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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Wright recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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: