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).



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)

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

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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