Savage was the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1992.
Savage is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Savage sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Savage was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1779 (102nd): To designate the Federal building being constructed at 77 West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building”.
- H.R. 3700 (100th): A bill to designate the Federal building located at 600 West Madison, Chicago, Illinois, as the “Harold Washington Social Security Center”.
Does 2 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).
Savage sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (57%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Labor and Employment (14%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Savage recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1779 (102nd): To designate the Federal building being constructed at 77 West Jackson Boulevard …
- H.R. 4435 (101st): To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 and …
- H.R. 2733 (101st): To amend the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987.
- H.R. 2015 (101st): To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 and …
- H.R. 5344 (100th): A bill to amend the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act …
- H.R. 3700 (100th): A bill to designate the Federal building located at 600 West Madison, …
- H.R. 3084 (100th): Public Works and Economic Development Act Amendments of 1987
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Savage missed 1,027 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 19.1%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills