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Rep. Jerry Costello

Former Representative for Illinois’s 12th District

Costello was the representative for Illinois’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Jerry Costello [D-IL12, 1993-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Costello was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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

Costello sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (31%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Emergency Management (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Costello voted Aye

Costello voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Missed Votes

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. 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: