Rep. Silvestre Reyes

Former Representative from Texas’s 16th District, Democrat

Reyes, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 16th congressional district from 1997 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Reyes 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Reyes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reyes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Emergency Management (11%) Native Americans (9%) Law (9%) International Affairs (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Jan 2013, Reyes missed 890 of 10,969 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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