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Rep. Bradley Schneider’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Illinois's 10th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Schneider’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Schneider’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Joined bipartisan bills the most often compared to House Sophomores

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 365 bills that Schneider cosponsored, 42% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (83rd percentile); House Sophomores (98th percentile); House Democrats (91st percentile); All Representatives (96th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got influential cosponsors the most often compared to Illinois Delegation

8 of Schneider’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 390: Expressing strong disapproval of the ...; H.Res. 1141: Commemorating and acknowledging veteran-owned small ...; H.R. 1812: CLIMATE Act; H.R. 2063: Opioid PACE Act of 2017; H.R. 3300: Help Our Service Members and ...; H.R. 3361: SECURE Firearm Storage Act; H.R. 3968: Small Business Cybersecurity Enhancement Act; H.R. 4918: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (94th percentile); House Sophomores (84th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Introduced the 2nd most bills compared to House Sophomores

Schneider introduced 35 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (94th percentile); House Sophomores (97th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Supported government transparency the 2nd most often compared to Illinois Delegation (tied with 1 other)

GovTrack looked at whether Schneider supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Schneider 4 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Schneider cosponsored H.R. 4077: Honest Ads Act; H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...; H.R. 4494: Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (83rd percentile); House Sophomores (67th percentile); House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 5th least often compared to House Sophomores (tied with 5 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Schneider introduced 1 bill in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 5681: Global Engagement Center Authorities Act ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (11th percentile); House Sophomores (7th percentile); House Democrats (26th percentile); All Representatives (14th percentile).


 

Got the 9th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Sophomores

Schneider’s bills and resolutions had 454 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (67th percentile); House Sophomores (85th percentile); House Democrats (72nd percentile); All Representatives (77th percentile).


 

Was 10th most present in votes compared to House Sophomores

Schneider missed 1.0% of votes (12 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Schneider’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (28th percentile); House Sophomores (15th percentile); All Representatives (19th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 11th most bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 4 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 18 of Schneider’s 35 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Schneider caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (83rd percentile); House Sophomores (92nd percentile); House Democrats (92nd percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

Ranked 19th most conservative compared to House Democrats

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Schneider’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (50th percentile); House Sophomores (26th percentile); House Democrats (90th percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Ranked the 43rd top leader compared to House Democrats

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Schneider’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (72nd percentile); House Sophomores (74th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Schneider introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 5681: Global Engagement Center Authorities Act ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (28th percentile); House Sophomores (31st percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Schneider’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 2141: Conrad State 30 and Physician ...; H.R. 7199: National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (33rd percentile); House Sophomores (43rd percentile); House Democrats (34th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Committee Positions

Schneider held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Schneider’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (22nd percentile); House Sophomores (46th percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Schneider cosponsored 365 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (50th percentile); House Sophomores (74th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.