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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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Washington recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

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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Primary Sources

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