Rep. Edward Derwinski

Former Representative from Illinois’s 4th District, Republican

Derwinski, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district from 1959 to 1982.



Our unique analysis of the bills Derwinski sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Derwinski is shown as a purple triangle. (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

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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