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Rep. Adam Benjamin Jr.

Former Representative from Indiana’s 1st District, Democrat

Benjamin, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district from 1977 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Benjamin 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Benjamin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Benjamin was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Benjamin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Private Legislation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Emergency Management (8%) International Affairs (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Aug 1982, Benjamin missed 7 of 3,460 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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