Baron Hill

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Baron Hill
Baron Hill 111th congressional portrait.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 9
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005, January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Date of birthJune 23, 1953
Place of birthSeymour, Indiana
Baron Hill was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 9th District of Indiana from 1999 to 2005 and 2007 to 2011.[1] He joined the public relations firm APCO Worldwide in 2011.[2]

Voting Record

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 has voted with the House Democratic leadership 87.1% of the time.[3] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.8% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 87.4% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[4]

Specific Votes

Rep. Hill supported the auto bailout.[5] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[6]

In addition, Rep. Hill voted for the stimulus bill.[7] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[8]

Hill also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[9] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[10]

Hill supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[11] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[12]

Finally, Hill voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[13] 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.[14]

External links

Baron Hill's Profile at APCO Worldwide

Baron Hill's Biography at Biographical Directory of the United States Congress