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Rep. William Poage

Former Representative for Texas’s 11th District

Poage, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 11th congressional district from 1937 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Poage is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Poage sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Poage was the primary sponsor of 4 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

Poage sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (48%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Education (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1937 to Oct 1978, Poage missed 735 of 8,537 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: