Rep. Judy Biggert

Former Representative from Illinois’s 13th District, Republican

Biggert, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district from 1999 to 2012.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Biggert sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Biggert is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Biggert was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Biggert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (26%) Housing and Community Development (14%) Health (14%) Education (14%) Taxation (9%) Families (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Biggert’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 6621 (112th): To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States ...
Dec 18, 2012. Passed 308/89.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 964 (110th): Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act
Jun 6, 2007. Passed 368/48.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Jan 2013, Biggert missed 68 of 9,782 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 22 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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