Our unique analysis of the bills Madigan 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Madigan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Madigan was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4345 (100th): United States Grain Standards Act Amendments of 1988
- H.R. 7305 (95th): A bill to designate a certain Federal building in Champaign, Ill., the William L. Springer Building.
- H.R. 14223 (95th): A bill to designate a certain Federal building in Bloomington, Illinois, the “Leslie C. Arends Building”.
- H.R. 9063 (95th): A bill to designate a certain Federal building in Champaign, Ill., the William L. Springer Building.
- H.R. 6979 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Monroe A. Lucas.
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 about one third or more 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).
Madigan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Health (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Families (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)
Some of Madigan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5692 (101st): To amend title XX of the Public Health Service Act to authorize ...
- H.R. 5679 (101st): Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1990
- H.R. 5337 (101st): Developmental Disabilities Assistance Amendments of 1990
- H.R. 4833 (101st): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat as sale ...
- H.J.Res. 387 (101st): To recognize the 150th Anniversary of Logan County.
- H.R. 2963 (101st): For the relief of Steven T. Anderson.
- H.J.Res. 366 (101st): To recognize the twentieth anniversary of Governors State University.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills