skip to main content

Sen. Peter Fitzgerald

Former Senator for Illinois

Fitzgerald was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1999 to 2004.

Photo of Sen. Peter Fitzgerald [R-IL, 1999-2004]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fitzgerald is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2004 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 Fitzgerald sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fitzgerald was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

View All »

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

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%) Health (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

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

View All » | View Cosponsors »

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: