Rep. Phil Hare

Former Representative from Illinois’s 17th District, Democrat

Hare, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.



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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hare sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (21%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Education (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Labor and Employment (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Hare missed 41 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 26 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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