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Rep. Darin LaHood

Representative for Illinois’s 18th District

pronounced DAR-uhn // luh-HUUD

LaHood, a Republican, is the representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district (view map) and has served since Sep 17, 2015. LaHood is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for LaHood.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

LaHood 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills LaHood has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 94% FreedomWorks: 85% United States Chamber of Commerce: 85% The Club for Growth: 76% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Darin LaHood sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

LaHood was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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

LaHood sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

LaHood’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 342/85.
Nay H.R. 2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Dec 18, 2015. Passed 316/113.
This vote was on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, also known as the omnibus spending bill. The bill would fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 (through September 30, 2016). The government had been funded through stop-gap measures over the last ...
Nay H.R. 719: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016
Sep 30, 2015. Passed 277/151.
This was a vote to agree to the provisions to keep the government funded through December 11, 2015 that the Senate had added in a previous vote. With this vote, the House approved the Senate's changes to the bill, with the government funding provisions, sending ...

Missed Votes

From Sep 2015 to Dec 2017, LaHood missed 5 of 1,513 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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