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Rep. Henry Hyde

Former Representative from Illinois’s 6th District, Republican

Hyde, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district from 1975 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Henry Hyde [R-IL6, 1975-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Hyde 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hyde is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hyde was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Hyde sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 2006, Hyde missed 1,095 of 17,766 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: