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)
Hastert was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3767 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2600 Oak Street in St. Charles, Illinois, as the “Jacob L. Frazier Post Office Building”.
- H.J.Res. 110 (108th): Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
- H.R. 1 (108th): Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
- H.J.Res. 114 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
- H.R. 400 (107th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3392 (107th): To name the national cemetery in Saratoga, New York, as the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 72 (102nd): To designate December 7, 1991, as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
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%) Social Welfare (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)
Some of Hastert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 594 (109th): Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Honorable John D. Dingell’s service in ...
- H.R. 3767 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 7 (109th): Reserved.
- H.R. 10 (109th): Reserved.
- H.R. 2 (109th): Reserved.
- H.R. 1 (109th): Reserved.
- H.J.Res. 110 (108th): Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills