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.


Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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