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Rep. Donald Manzullo

Former Representative for Illinois’s 16th District

Manzullo was the representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Donald Manzullo [R-IL16, 1993-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Manzullo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Manzullo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Manzullo was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Manzullo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) International Affairs (17%) Taxation (11%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Manzullo recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Manzullo voted Aye

Manzullo voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Manzullo voted Aye

Passed 289/112 on Apr 15, 2010.

Manzullo voted Yea

Manzullo voted No

Passed 386/41 on Jul 8, 2009.

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that …

Manzullo voted Aye

Manzullo voted Yea

Manzullo voted Nay

Passed 408/8 on Jun 6, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Jan 2013, Manzullo missed 393 of 13,431 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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Primary Sources

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