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Rep. Todd Rokita

Former Representative for Indiana’s 4th District

pronounced tod // roh-KEE-tuh

Rokita was the representative for Indiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Rokita.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rokita is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Rokita sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

FreedomWorks: 90% NumbersUSA: 89% Americans for Prosperity: 87% The Club for Growth: 84% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D American Civil Liberties Union: 15% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Rokita was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Rokita sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (21%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Labor and Employment (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Health (9%) Native Americans (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rokita voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Rokita voted Nay

Passed 416/2 on Feb 10, 2016.

Only six days after it was introduced, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, H.R. 4470, passed the House by an almost unanimous ...

Rokita voted Yea

Passed 286/138 on Jun 25, 2015.

This vote was on extending a trade agreement with sub-Saharan African partners and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). TAA was added to the bill after the ...

Rokita voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Rokita voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Rokita voted Aye

Rokita voted Nay

Passed 303/121 on May 22, 2014.

Rokita voted Nay

Passed 420/3 on May 15, 2013.

Rokita voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th ...

Rokita voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2018, Rokita missed 209 of 5,345 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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