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Rep. Kent Hance

Former Representative for Texas’s 19th District

Hance was the representative for Texas’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1984.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hance sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (58%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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