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Key Votes

Ralph Hall's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Ralph Moody Hall
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 1980
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Hampton, Brett, Blakeley
Birth Date: 05/03/1923
Birth Place: Fate, TX
Home City: Rockwall, TX
Religion: Methodist

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2003 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) House Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act House Co-sponsor
July 19, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2000 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill House Co-sponsor
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
July 1, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
June 22, 1999 HR 2300 Academic Achievement for All Act House Co-sponsor
June 17, 1999 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
May 27, 1999 HR 1995 Teacher Empowerment Act House Co-sponsor
May 5, 1999 HR 1691 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
March 24, 1999 HR 1259 Social Security Lock Box bill House Co-sponsor
March 23, 1999 HR 1218 Child Custody Protection Act House Co-sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 1999 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1999 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1999 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1999 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill House Co-sponsor
April 1, 1998 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 26, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 3, 1998 HR 3150 Bankruptcy Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 1998 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 8, 1997 HR 2431 Religious Freedom House Co-sponsor
May 6, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill House Co-sponsor
April 10, 1997 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill House Co-sponsor
March 11, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill House Sponsor
Feb. 13, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Aug. 4, 1995 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill House Co-sponsor
March 21, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 1995 HR 842 Truth in Budgeting Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 1995 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 123 English as the National Language House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 125 Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 House Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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