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Rep. David “Dave” Hobson

Former Representative for Ohio’s 7th District

Hobson was the representative for Ohio’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. David “Dave” Hobson [R-OH7, 1991-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hobson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Hobson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hobson was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hobson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Law (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Commerce (10%) Education (10%) Energy (10%) Environmental Protection (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hobson’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Sep 11, 2008. Passed 376/29.
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 2771 (110th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2008
Jun 22, 2007. Passed 216/176.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Hobson missed 162 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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: