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Rep. Watts

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 4th District

Watts was the representative for Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2002.

Photo of Rep.  Watts [R-OK4, 1995-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Watts is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Watts sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Watts sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (12%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Watts recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Watts missed 254 of 4,722 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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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Primary Sources

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