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Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

Representative for Indiana’s 9th District

pronounced chray // HOH-lings-werth


Hollingsworth is the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Hollingsworth is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Hollingsworth is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 election, Hollingsworth joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Hollingsworth.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hollingsworth is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hollingsworth has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 85% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% League of Conservation Voters: 16% Human Rights Campaign: 14% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Trey Hollingsworth sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hollingsworth 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

Hollingsworth sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (53%) Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) Transportation and Public Works (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hollingsworth voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Hollingsworth voted Yea

Hollingsworth voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Hollingsworth voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Hollingsworth voted Nay

Passed 235/179 on Jun 8, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, ...

Hollingsworth voted Nay

Passed 316/90 on Sep 8, 2017.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of government funding through Dec. 8, 2017, disaster relief, temporary suspension of the debt limit through Dec. 8, ...

Hollingsworth voted Yea

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jun 2021, Hollingsworth missed 67 of 2,338 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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

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