Rep. Baron Hill
Former Representative for Indiana’s 9th District
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 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.
Hill was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3106 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 805 Main Street in Ferdinand, Indiana, as the “Staff Sergeant David L. Nord Post Office”.
- H.R. 3379 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3210 East 10th Street in Bloomington, Indiana, as the “Francis X. McCloskey Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1583 (107th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 121 West Spring Street in New Albany, Indiana, as the “Lee H. Hamilton Federal Building and …
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).
Hill sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Hill recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5825 (111th): Multi-State Disaster Relief Act
- H.R. 4998 (111th): To establish and to expand partnerships that promote innovation and increase the …
- H.R. 4141 (111th): Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2009
- H.R. 3138 (111th): Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009
- H.R. 2945 (111th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit a …
- H.R. 2389 (111th): Health Care for Members of the Armed Forces Exposed to Chemical Hazards …
- H.R. 2115 (111th): Men and Families Health Care Act of 2009
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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