Rep. Wayne Hays

Former Representative from Ohio’s 18th District, Democrat

Hays, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district from 1949 to 1976.


Our unique analysis of the bills Hays 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hays is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hays sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (45%) International Affairs (25%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Arts, Culture, Religion (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Sep 1976, Hays missed 1,020 of 5,774 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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