Hilliard was the representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2002.
On Jun. 20, 2001, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Hilliard for improper loans made by his campaign committee, improper campaign expenditures, and improper financial disclosure; and issued a unanimously adopted letter of reproval citing serious official misconduct. In 2002, he was defeated in the primary.
|Jun. 20, 2001||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued letter of reproval citing “serious official misconduct” unanimously adopted|
|2002||Defeated in the primary in June 2002.|
Hilliard is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hilliard sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Hilliard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Commerce (13%) International Affairs (7%) Taxation (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Social Welfare (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Hilliard recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 3850 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 3849 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 3646 (107th): To amend the Small Business Act to increase the maximum amount for …
- H.R. 3247 (107th): American Renewed Diplomacy Act of 2001
- H.R. 2686 (107th): National Voter Anti-Intimidation Election Act of 2001
- H.R. 2687 (107th): Voter Registration Protection Act of 2001
- H.R. 1559 (107th): National Voter Anti-Intimidation and Anti-Fraud Election Act of 2001
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Hilliard missed 349 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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