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Rep. David Phelps

Former Representative for Illinois’s 19th District

Phelps was the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. David Phelps [D-IL19, 1999-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Phelps is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Phelps sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Phelps sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (33%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (22%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Phelps recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Nov 2002, Phelps missed 26 of 2,210 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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.

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Primary Sources

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