Ellsworth was the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.
Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Ellsworth was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Ellsworth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ellsworth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6159 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit ...
- H.R. 5664 (111th): High-Risk Pool Fairness Act
- H.R. 5168 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the first-time ...
- H.R. 4680 (111th): Jobs Momentum Act of 2010
- H.R. 4104 (111th): Emergency Responders Highway Safety Act of 2009
- H.R. 3737 (111th): Small Business Microlending Expansion Act of 2009
- H.R. 3418 (111th): Medicare Prescription Drug Cost Equalization Act
From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Ellsworth missed 75 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills