Hance was the representative for Texas’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1984.
Hance is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Hance sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Hance sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hance’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 363 (98th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal ...
- H.J.Res. 622 (98th): A joint resolution to designate September 7, 1984, as “National Buddy Holly ...
- H.R. 5552 (98th): A bill to suspend the duty on certain surface active agents until ...
- H.R. 5554 (98th): A bill to suspend the duty on certain nitrogenous chemical compounds until ...
- H.R. 5553 (98th): A bill to suspend the duty on certain benzoid chemicals until the ...
- H.R. 5309 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.Con.Res. 266 (98th): A concurrent resolution restating the clear intent of Congress to provide financial ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Hance missed 526 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills