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Rep. Elwood Hillis

Former Representative from Indiana’s 5th District, Republican

Hillis, a Republican, was the representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district from 1971 to 1986.


Our unique analysis of the bills Hillis 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hillis is shown as a purple triangle. (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%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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