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Rep. Ralph Regula

Former Representative for Ohio’s 16th District

Regula was the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Ralph Regula [R-OH16, 1973-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Regula is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Regula sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Regula was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 12 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

Regula sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Commerce (10%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Regula voted Yea

Regula voted Nay

Passed 347/62 on Nov 13, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 2008, Regula missed 200 of 20,720 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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: