Rep. Abner Mikva

Former Representative from Illinois’s 10th District, Democrat

Mikva, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district (1969-1972).

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Mikva 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mikva is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mikva sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (23%) Taxation (21%) Social Welfare (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Sep 1979, Mikva missed 644 of 4,370 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1979. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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