Rep. David Cornwell

Former Representative from Indiana’s 8th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Cornwell 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cornwell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cornwell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Social Welfare (21%) International Affairs (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

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

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