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Rep. Edward Derwinski

Former Representative for Illinois’s 4th District

Derwinski was the representative for Illinois’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1959 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Edward Derwinski [R-IL4, 1959-1982]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Derwinski is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Derwinski sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Derwinski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Taxation (11%) Private Legislation (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Social Welfare (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1982, Derwinski missed 862 of 8,594 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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