Costello is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Costello sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Costello was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 511 (111th): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to terminate certain easements held by the Secretary on land owned by the Village of Caseyville, Illinois, and to terminate associated ...
- H.R. 3371 (111th): Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009
- H.R. 2938 (111th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 6061 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 219 East Main Street in West Frankfort, Illinois, as the “Kenneth James Gray Post Office ...
- H.R. 5929 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the “Katherine Dunham Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 5307 (108th): To authorize the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, to be illuminated by pink lights in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
- H.R. 3713 (108th): To designate the Federal building located at 250 West Cherry Street in Carbondale, Illinois the “Senator Paul Simon Federal Building”.
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).
Costello sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Costello’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6450 (112th): Local Modifications to Federal Flood Control Projects Act of 2012
- H.R. 5810 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain tool blocks.
- H.R. 5808 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain horizontally-oriented lead shot machines.
- H.R. 5809 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain cupping machines.
- H.R. 5811 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain parts of cupping presses.
- H.R. 2644 (112th): Aviation Jobs and Safety Act of 2011
- H.R. 898 (112th): To suspend flood insurance rate map updates in geographic areas in which ...
From Aug 1988 to Jan 2013, Costello missed 542 of 15,446 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills