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Rep. Stephen Neal

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 5th District

Neal was the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Neal is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Neal sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

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%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) International Affairs (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: