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Rep. Stephen Neal

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 5th District, Democrat

Neal, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1994.


Our unique analysis of the bills Neal 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Neal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Neal was the primary sponsor of 11 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 about one third or more 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

Neal sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Social Welfare (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) International Affairs (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 1994, Neal missed 1,031 of 10,590 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: