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Rep. Martin Russo

Former Representative for Illinois’s 3rd District

Russo was the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Russo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Russo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Russo was the primary sponsor of 6 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 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

Russo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (36%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Labor and Employment (8%) International Affairs (5%) Health (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Russo missed 817 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: