Our unique analysis of the bills Hiler 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hiler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hiler was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 248 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning August 2, 1987, as “International Special Olympics Week”, and to designate August 3, 1987, as “International Special Olympics Day”.
- H.J.Res. 121 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the month of April 1985 as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”.
- H.J.Res. 22 (98th): A joint resolution to provide for the designation of the month of April, 1983, as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”.
- H.R. 2342 (97th): A bill for the relief of Maria Cecelia Gabella-Ossa.
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).
Hiler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hiler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 642 (101st): Designating October 1 through 7, 1990, as “National Customer Service Week”.
- H.R. 4831 (101st): American Jobs Stability Act of 1990
- H.R. 3885 (101st): Relating to the treatment and disposal of solid waste, authorizing States to ...
- H.R. 3115 (101st): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for ...
- H.R. 3114 (101st): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to increase the ...
- H.Res. 226 (101st): Prohibiting use of the official expenses allowance of Members of the House ...
- H.R. 3116 (101st): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate a ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1990, Hiler missed 110 of 4,451 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is better than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills