Rep. Mark Souder

Former Representative from Indiana’s 3rd District, Republican

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).



Our unique analysis of the bills Souder 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Souder is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Families (11%) Law (11%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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