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Rep. Ralph Hall

Former Representative for Texas’s 4th District

Hall was the representative for Texas’s 4th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (2004-2014) and previously a Democrat (1981-2004). He served from 1981 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Hall.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Hall sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hall was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Hall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Water Resources Development (12%) Energy (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hall voted Not Voting

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Hall voted Aye

Hall voted No

Hall voted Aye

Hall voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th ...

Hall voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Hall voted Yea

Passed 310/106 on Oct 22, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2014, Hall missed 552 of 20,018 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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: