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Rep. Edward Madigan

Former Representative for Illinois’s 15th District

Madigan was the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1991.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Madigan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Madigan sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Madigan was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were 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 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

Madigan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Social Welfare (13%) Health (13%) Private Legislation (10%) Families (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Mar 1991, Madigan missed 900 of 9,654 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1991. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: