Hiler was the representative for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1990.
Hiler is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Hiler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full 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.
Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
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. 3116 (101st): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate a ...
- H.Res. 226 (101st): Prohibiting use of the official expenses allowance of Members of the House ...
- H.Res. 227 (101st): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to reduce mass mailing ...
- H.R. 3117 (101st): To amend title 39, United States Code, to require public disclosure of ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills