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Rep. Andrew Jacobs Jr.

Former Representative for Indiana’s 10th District

Jacobs was the representative for Indiana’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1975 to 1982; and the representative for Indiana’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1965 to 1972.

Photo of Rep. Andrew Jacobs Jr. [D-IN10, 1983-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jacobs is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Jacobs sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jacobs was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Jacobs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Taxation (17%) Social Welfare (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Health (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Law (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Jacobs recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Sep 1996, Jacobs missed 749 of 13,898 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: