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Rep. Mel Reynolds

Former Representative for Illinois’s 2nd District

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]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Reynolds is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Reynolds sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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: