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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]


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 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 from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ballenger was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Labor and Employment (20%) Commerce (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Law (10%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: