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Rep. John Hostettler

Former Representative for Indiana’s 8th District

Hostettler was the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. John Hostettler [R-IN8, 1995-2006]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hostettler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Hostettler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hostettler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Law (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Families (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Taxation (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hostettler recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2006, Hostettler missed 139 of 7,172 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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