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Rep. William Patman

Former Representative from Texas’s 14th District, Democrat

Patman, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1981 to 1984.


Our unique analysis of the bills Patman 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patman is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

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: