Rep. Gerald “Jerry” Weller

Former Representative from Illinois’s 11th District, Republican

Weller, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district from 1995 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Weller 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Weller is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Weller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (19%) Commerce (17%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Energy (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2008, Weller missed 427 of 9,048 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 197 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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