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Rep. Edward Madigan

Former Representative from Illinois’s 15th District, Republican

Madigan, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district from 1983 to 1991.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district (1973-1982).


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)

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 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).

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%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Families (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: