Rep. William Poage

Former Representative from Texas’s 11th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Poage 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Poage is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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