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Rep. Elwood Hillis

Former Representative for Indiana’s 5th District

Hillis was the representative for Indiana’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1986.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hillis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Hillis sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hillis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (56%) Private Legislation (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hillis recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1986, Hillis missed 1,085 of 8,422 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: