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Rep. Baron Hill

Former Representative for Indiana’s 9th District

Hill was the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1999 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Baron Hill [D-IN9, 2007-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hill is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Hill sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hill was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Hill sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Emergency Management (8%) Law (8%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hill voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2010, Hill missed 142 of 6,962 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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