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Rep. David Cornwell

Former Representative for Indiana’s 8th District

Cornwell, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district from 1977 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cornwell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Cornwell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cornwell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Cornwell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Social Welfare (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Emergency Management (6%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Cornwell missed 212 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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