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Rep. George Shipley

Former Representative for Illinois’s 22nd District

Shipley was the representative for Illinois’s 22nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 23rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1959 to 1972.

Enacted Legislation

Shipley was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Shipley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Social Welfare (15%) Taxation (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Health (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1978, Shipley missed 1,275 of 6,506 roll call votes, which is 19.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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