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Rep. Trey Hollingsworth’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Indiana's 9th District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Hollingsworth’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Hollingsworth’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Cosponsored the fewest bills compared to Indiana Delegation

Hollingsworth cosponsored 115 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (16th percentile); House Republicans (11th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Supported government transparency the least oftenn compared to Indiana Delegation

GovTrack looked at whether Hollingsworth supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Hollingsworth 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the fewest bills compared to Indiana Delegation (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Hollingsworth’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 3rd least often compared to Indiana Delegation

Of the 115 bills that Hollingsworth cosponsored, 13% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (22nd percentile); House Freshmen (36th percentile); House Republicans (48th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 16th least often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 9 others)

1 of Hollingsworth’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (22nd percentile); House Freshmen (22nd percentile); House Republicans (13th percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 28th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 21 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 2 of Hollingsworth’s 8 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Hollingsworth caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (16th percentile); House Republicans (6th percentile); All Representatives (6th percentile).


 

Got the 48th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Hollingsworth’s bills and resolutions had 48 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (24th percentile); House Republicans (12th percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).


 

Introduced the 49th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 14 others)

Hollingsworth introduced 8 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (18th percentile); House Republicans (11th percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Hollingsworth introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (37th percentile); House Republicans (22nd percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Hollingsworth introduced 5 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 2561: POLICE Act of 2017; H.R. 3179: Transparency and Accountability for Business ...; H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act; H.R. 4861: EQUAL Act of 2018; H.R. 6177: Developing and Empowering our Aspiring ...

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (56th percentile); House Freshmen (69th percentile); House Republicans (50th percentile); All Representatives (68th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Hollingsworth held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Hollingsworth’s Profile »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Hollingsworth missed 2.6% of votes (31 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Hollingsworth’s Profile »

Compare to all Indiana Delegation (44th percentile); House Freshmen (67th percentile); All Representatives (48th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.