Schneider is the representative for Illinois’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Schneider is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2014.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Schneider.
Schneider is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Schneider has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 25, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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Bradley “Brad” Schneider sits on the following committees:
Schneider was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Schneider sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (20%) Taxation (18%) International Affairs (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Commerce (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Schneider’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8083: Preserving Employee Retirement Savings Act of 2020
- H.R. 8082: Freight RAILCAR Act of 2020
- H.R. 7851: Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act of 2020
- H.R. 7850: NIE on Iranian Proxy Forces Act
- H.R. 7563: GI Internship Program Act
- H.R. 7496: COVID PREPARE Act
- H.R. 7432: Don’t Block LGBTQ Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2020, Schneider missed 42 of 3,321 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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