Rep. John Roush

Former Representative from Indiana’s 4th District, Democrat

Roush, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district from 1971 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district (1959-1968).


Our unique analysis of the bills Roush 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roush is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roush sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Social Welfare (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Roush missed 147 of 4,484 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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