Rep. George O'Brien

Former Representative from Illinois’s 4th District, Republican

O'Brien, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district from 1983 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district (1973-1982).


Our unique analysis of the bills O'Brien 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). O'Brien is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

O'Brien sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Environmental Protection (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of O'Brien’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Jul 1986, O'Brien missed 1,058 of 7,535 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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