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Rep. John Erlenborn

Former Representative from Illinois’s 13th District, Republican

Erlenborn, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district from 1983 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district (1965-1982).


Our unique analysis of the bills Erlenborn 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Erlenborn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Erlenborn was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Erlenborn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (31%) Education (19%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Native Americans (6%) Social Welfare (5%) Taxation (3%) Immigration (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1984, Erlenborn missed 1,089 of 8,849 roll call votes, which is 12.3%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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: