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REPRESENTATIVE RALPH HALL (R-TX) Chairman, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Joined committee: 19971 Assumed

leadership: 1999 Elected to Congress: 1980 Formed PAC: None Rep. Hall served as ranking member of the committee from 1999 to 2002 as a Democrat and again from 2007 to 2010 as a Republican.2 Over the past seven election cycles, Rep. Halls contributions from committee related industries have decreased, though at a slower pace than his overall total contributions. Campaign Contributions from the Science, Space, and Technology Sector 1998 Election Cycle $117,915 $1,263,590 2010 Election Cycle $105,208 $664,579 % Change -11% -47%

Industry Contributions Total Contributions

During the 2000 election cycle the first election cycle after Rep. Hall assumed a leadership position on the committee contributions from science, space, and technology industries to his campaign committee increased by 41% over the previous cycle, from $117,915 to $166,472. Total contributions decreased by 42% during the same time period, from $1,263,590 to $732,869. During the 2010 election cycle, science, space, and technology industries accounted for 16% of the $664,579 in total contributions received by Rep. Halls campaign committee. During the 1998 election cycle, science, space, and technology industries accounted for 9% of the $1,263,590 in total contributions received by Rep. Halls campaign committee.

Campaign Contribution highlights from industries regulated by the Committee3 The Air Transport industry donated nearly six times more money to Rep. Hall during the 2010 election cycle than during the 1998 election cycle, increasing its contributions from $4,900 to $27,899.

CREW reviewed the online editions of the Congressional Directory from the U.S. Government Printing Offices available from the 105th Congress (1997-1998) through the 111th Congress (2009-2010). Therefore, the Congress member has been a member of the committee since at least 1997 and possibly earlier. 2 Rep. Hall was a Democrat from 1950-2004. 3 This section highlights committee industries that significantly increased their donations to the committee leader between the 1998 and 2010 election cycles.
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The Defense Aerospace donated nearly four times more money to Rep. Hall during the 2010 election cycle than during the 1998 election cycle, increasing its contributions from $4,500 to $17,500.

Votes on Science, Space, and Technology Issues From 2007-2008, Rep. Hall voted on average 62% in agreement with the industries regulated by the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The average Republican voted in agreement with the industries 59% of the time. From 2009-2010, Rep. Hall voted on average 59% in agreement with the industries regulated by the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The average Republican voted in agreement with the industries 56% of the time. Since January 2011, Rep. Hall has voted on average 84% in agreement with the industries regulated by the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The average Republican has voted in agreement with the industries 92% of the time.