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Rep. John Fary

Former Representative for Illinois’s 5th District

Fary was the representative for Illinois’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fary is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Fary sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fary was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Fary sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Private Legislation (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Taxation (12%) Immigration (9%) Education (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1975 to Dec 1982, Fary missed 505 of 4,614 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: