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Rep. Mike Quigley’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Illinois's 5th District
Democrat
Serving Apr 7, 2009 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Quigley’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Quigley’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Supported government transparency the most often compared to All Representatives

GovTrack looked at whether Quigley supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Quigley 13 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Quigley sponsored H.R. 4504: Transparency in Government Act of ...; H.R. 4631: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...

Quigley cosponsored H.R. 464: Cameras in the Courtroom Act; H.R. 2678: ETHICS Act of 2017; H.R. 3462: Office of Government Ethics Independence ...; H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...; H.R. 4887: Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements ...; H.R. 6714: Electronic Court Records Reform Act ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Democrats (100th percentile); All Representatives (100th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 2nd most often compared to Illinois Delegation

7 of Quigley’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 203: Of inquiry requesting the President, ...; H.Res. 1145: Expressing the need for bold ...; H.R. 748: Safeguarding Sanctuary Cities Act of ...; H.R. 1054: Botanical Sciences and Native Plant ...; H.R. 1236: PROTECT Immigration Act of 2017; H.R. 2542: Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act of ...; H.R. 4290: To require the Attorney General ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).


 

Ranked 3rd most liberal compared to Illinois Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Quigley’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (11th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Democrats (30th percentile); All Representatives (14th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 68th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

Quigley cosponsored 469 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (83rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).


 

Got the 85th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Quigley’s bills and resolutions had 476 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (71st percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Quigley introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Introduced

Quigley introduced 22 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (39th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Quigley introduced 2 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 203: Of inquiry requesting the President, ...; H.R. 4631: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (28th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (30th percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 of Quigley’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 543: Congratulating Northeastern Illinois University on ...; H.R. 1580: Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization ...; H.R. 1711: MAR-A-LAGO Act

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (47th percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 10 of Quigley’s 22 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Quigley caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (39th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (67th percentile); House Democrats (68th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Quigley held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Quigley’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (22nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 469 bills that Quigley cosponsored, 24% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Democrats (37th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Quigley’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (58th percentile); House Democrats (74th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Quigley missed 3.5% of votes (42 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Quigley’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (54th percentile); All Representatives (61st percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.