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Rep. Michael Flanagan

Former Representative for Illinois’s 5th District

Flanagan, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois’s 5th congressional district from 1995 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Michael Flanagan [R-IL5, 1995-1996]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Flanagan 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 Flanagan sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Flanagan was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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

Flanagan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (43%) Taxation (29%) Social Welfare (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 1996, Flanagan missed 15 of 1,340 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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