Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2013
Rep. Judy Biggert [R-IL13, 1999-2012] leaves office as Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Illinois’s 13th District, Republican
Biggert, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district from 1999 to 2012.
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)
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%)
Some of Biggert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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