Rep. Dennis “Denny” Hastert

Former Representative from Illinois’s 14th District, Republican

Hastert, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007.



Our unique analysis of the bills Hastert 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). Hastert is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hastert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Commerce (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2007, Hastert missed 449 of 8,181 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2007. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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