Hayes, a Republican, was the representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district from 1999 to 2008.
Hayes is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Hayes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Hayes was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4688 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Boyden Street in Badin, North Carolina, as the “Mayor John Thompson `Tom’ Garrison Memorial ...
- H.R. 4176 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 West Elwood Avenue in Raeford, North Carolina, as the “Bobby Marshall Gentry Post Office ...
- H.R. 3118 (108th): To designate the Orville Wright Federal Building and the Wilbur Wright Federal Building in Washington, District of Columbia.
- H.R. 5590 (107th): Armed Forces Domestic Security Act
- H.R. 4658 (106th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 Green Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the “J.L. Dawkins Post Office Building”.
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).
Hayes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Taxation (8%) International Affairs (8%)
Some of Hayes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6383 (110th): Alternative Energy Advancement Act
- H.R. 6293 (110th): Military Children’s School Investment Act
- H.R. 6128 (110th): To require the Secretary of the Army to implement the First Sergeants ...
- H.R. 4739 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on preparations based on ethanediamide, ...
- H.R. 4740 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 3-Dodecyl-1- (2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)-2,5-pyrrolidinedione.
- H.R. 4741 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 1-Acetyl-4- (3-dodecyl-2, 5-dioxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine.
- H.R. 4737 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, N, N’-bis-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)-.
|Hayes’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
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.
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.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2008, Hayes missed 149 of 6,521 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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