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Rep. Larry Bucshon

Representative for Indiana’s 8th District

pronounced LA-ree // boo-SHAWN

Bucshon is the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Bucshon is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Bucshon.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bucshon is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Bucshon has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% The Club for Growth: 62% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 6% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Committee Membership

Larry Bucshon sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Bucshon was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 9 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bucshon sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (50%) Commerce (16%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Energy (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bucshon voted Yea

Bucshon voted Nay

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Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Bucshon voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Bucshon voted Aye

Bucshon voted Nay

Bucshon voted No

Bucshon voted Nay

Bucshon voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Nov 2021, Bucshon missed 103 of 6,685 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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Primary Sources

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