Rep. Stephen “Steve” Buyer

Former Representative from Indiana’s 4th District, Republican

Buyer, a Republican, was the representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district (1993-2002).

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Analysis

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

Enacted Legislation

Buyer was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Buyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Health (13%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Labor and Employment (7%) Education (7%) Housing and Community Development (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Buyer’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. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Aye H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Nay 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.
Not Voting 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.
Nay H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea 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 1993 to Dec 2010, Buyer missed 954 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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