Wright was the representative for Texas’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2019 to 2021.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Wright was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. 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 violent 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 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
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.
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:
- H.R. 627 (117th): Child Custody Protection Act of 2021
- H.R. 626 (117th): Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2021
- H.R. 6917 (116th): AIR Security Act
- H.R. 6041 (116th): State and National Guard Fairness Act of 2020
- H.R. 5250 (116th): Veterans Back to Work Act of 2019
- H.R. 5081 (116th): K-9 Hero Act of 2019
- H.R. 4935 (116th): Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2019
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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 2.0% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills