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Rep. John Porter

Former Representative from Illinois’s 10th District, Republican

Porter, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district from 1979 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. John Porter [R-IL10, 1979-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Porter 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Porter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Porter was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1980 to Dec 2000, Porter missed 416 of 10,848 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: