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Rep. Mike Quigley’s 2019 Report Card

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


These year-end statistics cover Quigley’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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.

 

Held the 2nd most committee positions compared to Illinois Delegation

Quigley held a leadership position on 0 committees and 2 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Quigley’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Democrats (80th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 5th least often compared to Illinois Delegation

Of the 403 bills that Quigley cosponsored, 8% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (22nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Democrats (42nd percentile); All Representatives (23rd percentile).

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


 

Wrote the 7th most laws compared to All Representatives (tied with 6 others)

Quigley introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 264: Financial Services and General Government ...; H.R. 1023: Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization ...; H.R. 3351: Financial Services and General Government ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); All Representatives (97th 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.


 

Ranked the 34th top leader compared to All Representatives

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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Quigley’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (83rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).


 

Got the 35th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Quigley’s bills and resolutions had 693 cosponsors in 2019. 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 (83rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 31st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 27 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Quigley introduced 5 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 264: Financial Services and General Government ...; H.R. 736: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...; H.R. 1023: Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization ...; H.R. 1380: Big Cat Public Safety Act; H.R. 3351: Financial Services and General Government ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 45th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 30 others)

6 of Quigley’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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.R. 736: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...; H.R. 1380: Big Cat Public Safety Act; H.R. 1572: Botanical Sciences and Native Plant ...; H.R. 2729: PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019; H.R. 3735: Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection ...; H.R. 4236: Reducing Waste in National Parks ...

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (75th percentile); House Democrats (72nd percentile); All Representatives (83rd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 60th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 15 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 12 of Quigley’s 22 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Quigley caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Democrats (75th percentile); All Representatives (83rd percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 69th most bills compared to All Representatives

Quigley cosponsored 403 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 (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Democrats (72nd percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).


 

Introduced the 80th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

Quigley introduced 22 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (61st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (69th percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).


 

Ranked 108th most liberal compared to All Representatives

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 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Quigley’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (34th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); All Representatives (24th 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.R. 1736: MAR-A-LAGO Act; H.R. 2504: Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal ...; H.R. 2729: PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (53rd percentile); House Democrats (50th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

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


 

Missed Votes

Quigley missed 2.6% of votes (18 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Quigley’s Profile »

Compare to all Illinois Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); All Representatives (62nd 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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.