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Rep. Paul Hodes

Former Representative from New Hampshire’s 2nd District, Democrat

Hodes, a Democrat, was the representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Paul Hodes [D-NH2, 2007-2010]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hodes 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). Hodes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hodes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Hodes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hodes’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Jul 8, 2009. Passed 386/41.
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. § 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, ...
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.
No H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
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 2007 to Dec 2010, Hodes missed 158 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 48 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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