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Rep. Phil Hare

Former Representative for Illinois’s 17th District

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

Photo of Rep. Phil Hare [D-IL17, 2007-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hare 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 Hare sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hare was the primary sponsor of 3 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 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

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%) Families (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hare’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
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.
No H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
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 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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