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Rep. Cass Ballenger

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 10th District

Ballenger was the representative for North Carolina’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1986 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Cass Ballenger [R-NC10, 1986-2004]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ballenger is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Ballenger sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ballenger was the primary sponsor of 7 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 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

Ballenger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Law (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) International Affairs (8%) Housing and Community Development (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Ballenger missed 391 of 9,848 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: