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Rep. William Patman

Former Representative for Texas’s 14th District

Patman was the representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1984.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Patman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Patman sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Patman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 at least about half 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

Patman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (50%) Government Operations and Politics (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1984, Patman missed 43 of 1,718 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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: