Our unique analysis of the bills Fitzgerald sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fitzgerald is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Fitzgerald was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 220 (108th): A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Illinois.
- S. 23 (108th): Unemployment Benefits bill
- S. 2577 (107th): Holocaust Restitution Tax Fairness Act of 2002
- S. 2644 (107th): Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002
- S. 777 (106th): Freedom to E-File Act
- S. 1733 (106th): Electronic Benefit Transfer Interoperability and Portability Act of 2000
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).
Fitzgerald sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Commerce (15%) Law (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Energy (7%)
Some of Fitzgerald’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2898 (108th): Program Assessment and Results Act
- S. 2743 (108th): Veterans Eye Treatment Safety (VETS) Act of 2004
- S. 2758 (108th): Legislative Branch Financial Accountability Act of 2004
- S. 2757 (108th): Judicial Branch Financial Accountability Act of 2004
- S.Con.Res. 134 (108th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Parthenon ...
- S.Res. 412 (108th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the importance of ...
- S. 2688 (108th): Executive Branch Financial Accountability Reporting Act of 2004
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2004, Fitzgerald missed 14 of 1,980 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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