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Rep. Gus Savage

Former Representative for Illinois’s 2nd District

Savage, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district from 1981 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Gus Savage [D-IL2, 1981-1992]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Savage was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: