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Rep. Bob Dold

Former Representative for Illinois’s 10th District

Dold was the representative for Illinois’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2016.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Dold.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dold is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Dold sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dold was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 at least about half 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

Dold sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (61%) Health (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Dold’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Dold missed 48 of 2,931 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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