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Rep. Floyd Fithian

Former Representative for Indiana’s 2nd District

Fithian was the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fithian is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fithian sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fithian was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fithian sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Energy (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Fithian missed 496 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: