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Rep. Wayne Hays

Former Representative for Ohio’s 18th District

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hays is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Hays sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hays was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

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

Missed Votes

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

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