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Rep. Peter “Pete” Hoekstra

Former Representative for Michigan’s 2nd District

Hoekstra was the representative for Michigan’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Peter “Pete” Hoekstra [R-MI2, 1993-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hoekstra 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 Hoekstra sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hoekstra was the primary sponsor of 2 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hoekstra sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (13%) International Affairs (10%) Education (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hoekstra’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay 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.
No 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.
Nay 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 1993 to Dec 2010, Hoekstra missed 691 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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