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Rep. Lee Hamilton

Former Representative from Indiana’s 9th District, Democrat

Hamilton, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district from 1965 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Lee Hamilton [D-IN9, 1965-1998]


Our unique analysis of the bills Hamilton 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hamilton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hamilton was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hamilton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Commerce (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1998, Hamilton missed 214 of 16,163 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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