|U.S. House, Indiana, District 9|
|January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005, January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011|
|Birthday||June 23, 1953|
|Place of birth||Seymour, Indiana|
Hill is considered a potential candidate for Governor of Indiana in the 2016 elections. In December 2014, Hill left a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. to live in Indiana full-time and consult with state Democrats about a potential run.
Frequency of voting with Democratic leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Hill voted with the House Democratic leadership 87.1 percent of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.8 percent of the time in 2010.
Washington Post analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he voted 87.4 percent of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Hill supported the 2008 bailout of American automakers Chrysler and General Motors. As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.
In addition, Rep. Hill voted for the 2009 stimulus bill. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.
Hill also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill. According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.
Hill supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.
Finally, Hill voted in favor of the health care reform bill. Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.
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- News and Tribune, "Former Congressman Hill mulls run for governor," December 3, 2014
- A Line of Sight, July 2010
- The Washington Post analysis
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 690" December 10, 2008
- Gallup, "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
- Rasmussen, "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
- Rasmussen, "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
- Rasmussen, "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
- Rasmussen, "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010