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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.

Photo of Rep. Gerald “Jerry” Weller [R-IL11, 1995-2008]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Weller was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Weller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (19%) Commerce (17%) Labor and Employment (10%) Social Welfare (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

Key Votes

Weller’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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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