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Rep. Mel Reynolds

Former Representative from Illinois’s 2nd District, Democrat

Reynolds, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 1995.

Photo of Rep. Mel Reynolds [D-IL2, 1993-1995]


Our unique analysis of the bills Reynolds 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Reynolds is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reynolds sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Health (13%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Sep 1995, Reynolds missed 451 of 1,822 roll call votes, which is 24.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1995. 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: