Rep. Charles Price
Former Representative for Illinois’s 21st District
Price was the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1988.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 23rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1973 to 1982; the representative for Illinois’s 24th congressional district as a Democrat from 1953 to 1972; the representative for Illinois’s 25th congressional district as a Democrat from 1949 to 1952; and the representative for Illinois’s 22nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1945 to 1948.
Price was the primary sponsor of 41 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5167 (98th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985
- H.R. 4932 (98th): An act to withdraw certain public lands in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5604 (98th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1985
- H.R. 5515 (98th): A bill to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to the unknown American who lost his life while serving in the Armed Forces of …
- H.R. 2972 (98th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1984
- H.R. 2287 (98th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984
- H.R. 7115 (97th): A bill to authorize the transfer of nine naval vessels to certain foreign governments.
Does 41 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).
Price sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Price recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1578 (100th): A bill for the relief of Ray A. Bonney.
- H.Res. 500 (99th): A resolution expressing the condolences of the House on the death of …
- H.R. 4970 (99th): A bill to provide an additional year for the Jefferson National Expansion …
- H.R. 3504 (99th): Federal Food Irradiation Development and Control Act of 1985
- H.R. 2098 (99th): A bill to recognize the organization known as the Fleet Reserve Association.
- H.R. 1291 (99th): A bill for the relief of Ray A. Bonney.
- H.R. 51 (99th): A bill to amend the Price-Anderson Act, Section 170 of the Atomic …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1945 to Apr 1988, Price missed 637 of 12,280 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1951 Jan-Jan 81st Congress||4||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills