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Rep. Mark Souder

Former Representative for Indiana’s 3rd District

Souder, a Republican, was the representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district (1995-2002).

Photo of Rep. Mark Souder [R-IN3, 2003-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Souder is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Souder sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Souder was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Souder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Law (11%) Families (11%) Health (9%) International Affairs (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Souder’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Aye H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to May 2010, Souder missed 533 of 10,329 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 2010. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. 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: