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Rep. Philip Sharp

Former Representative for Indiana’s 2nd District

Sharp, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 1983 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 10th congressional district (1975-1982).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sharp is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Sharp sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Sharp was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Sharp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (25%) Environmental Protection (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (6%) Emergency Management (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 1994, Sharp missed 352 of 10,594 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: