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Rep. Harold Washington

Former Representative for Illinois’s 1st District

Washington was the representative for Illinois’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1984.

Photo of Rep. Harold Washington [D-IL1, 1981-1984]

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Washington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (60%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Education (20%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Apr 1983, Washington missed 224 of 880 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1983. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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