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Rep. Wes Watkins

Former Representative from Oklahoma’s 3rd District, Republican

Watkins, a Republican, was the representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district (1977-1990; Democrat).

Photo of Rep. Wes Watkins [R-OK3, 1997-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Watkins 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Watkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Watkins was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Watkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (17%) Commerce (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Health (11%) Energy (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Nov 2002, Watkins missed 700 of 10,664 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much 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.

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Primary Sources

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