Rep. Sam Hall Jr.

Former Representative from Texas’s 1st District, Democrat

Hall, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district from 1975 to 1986.


Our unique analysis of the bills Hall 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hall is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (34%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Private Legislation (12%) Law (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Taxation (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Agriculture and Food (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 1976 to May 1985, Hall missed 242 of 4,969 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1985. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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