Rep. Dan Burton

Former Representative from Indiana’s 5th District, Republican

Burton, a Republican, was the representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district (1983-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Burton 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (44%) Health (15%) International Affairs (14%) Law (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Jan 2013, Burton missed 1,010 of 18,002 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 46 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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