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Rep. Glenn Poshard

Former Representative for Illinois’s 19th District

Poshard was the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 22nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1989 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Glenn Poshard [D-IL19, 1993-1998]

Enacted Legislation

Poshard was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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

Poshard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (38%) Government Operations and Politics (33%) Law (21%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 1998, Poshard missed 205 of 5,485 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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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