Rep. Philip Sharp

Former Representative from Indiana’s 2nd District, Democrat

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).


Our unique analysis of the bills Sharp 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sharp is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Health (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Emergency Management (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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