Our unique analysis of the bills Ballenger 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ballenger is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
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%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Ballenger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 847 (108th): Honoring the life of astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.
- H.R. 4796 (108th): Employee Stock Ownership Plan Promotion and Improvement Act of 2004
- H.R. 3393 (108th): To amend title 40, United States Code, to add Catawba and Cleveland ...
- H.R. 2516 (108th): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify that ...
- H.R. 1778 (108th): Employee Ownership for the Twenty-First Century Act
- H.R. 1465 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 1111 (108th): Uniformed Services Divorce Equity Act of 2003
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills