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Rep. Sam Hall Jr.

Former Representative for Texas’s 1st District

Hall was the representative for Texas’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1986.


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 1986 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hall was the primary sponsor of 14 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:

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

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