Rep. Harris Fawell

Former Representative from Illinois’s 13th District, Republican

Fawell, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district from 1985 to 1998.



Our unique analysis of the bills Fawell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fawell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Fawell was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fawell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (24%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Law (14%) Commerce (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Health (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Dec 1998, Fawell missed 154 of 7,314 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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