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Rep. Philip “Phil” Crane

Former Representative for Illinois’s 8th District

Crane was the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1992; and the representative for Illinois’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1969 to 1972.

Photo of Rep. Philip “Phil” Crane [R-IL8, 1993-2004]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Enacted Legislation

Crane was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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

Crane sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Commerce (17%) Law (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1969 to Dec 2004, Crane missed 2,224 of 18,581 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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