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 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 from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Souder was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3308 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 216 East Main Street in Atwood, Indiana, as the “Lance Corporal David K. Fribley Post …
- H.R. 6344 (109th): Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006
- H.R. 4613 (106th): National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000
- H.R. 2412 (106th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the “E. Ross Adair Federal Building and …
Does 4 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).
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%) Labor and Employment (8%) International Affairs (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Souder recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4624 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 4323 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit …
- H.Res. 577 (111th): Recognizing the Nation’s orthopedic industry for its continued legacy of innovation in …
- H.R. 2503 (111th): To amend title 49, United States Code, to require inclusion on the …
- H.R. 2128 (111th): Financial Disclosure Integrity Act
- H.R. 2127 (111th): Veterans Travel Equity Act of 2009
- H.R. 1710 (111th): To include family therapists on the list of professionals recognized to provide …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills