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Rep. David “Dave” Hobson

Former Representative from Ohio’s 7th District, Republican

Hobson, a Republican, was the representative for Ohio's 7th congressional district from 1991 to 2008.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Hobson 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hobson is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

Hobson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Law (12%) Energy (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (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: