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.
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 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 from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Crane was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1047 (108th): Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004
- H.R. 3009 (107th): Trade Act of 2002
- H.R. 4868 (106th): Tariff Suspension and Trade Act of 2000
- H.R. 434 (106th): Trade and Development Act of 2000
- H.R. 3815 (104th): Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 1996
- H.R. 3074 (104th): To amend the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act of 1985 to provide the President with additional proclamation authority with respect to articles of the West ...
- H.R. 1642 (104th): To extend nondiscriminatory treatment (most-favored-nation treatment) to the products of Cambodia, and for other purposes.
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Crane sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (22%) Commerce (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Law (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%)
Some of Crane’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5387 (108th): Wauconda Technical and Environmental Remediation Act of 2004
- H.Res. 821 (108th): Condemning the abduction of Dylan Benwell from the United States and calling ...
- H.R. 5224 (108th): For the relief of Dylan Brian Benwell.
- H.R. 4931 (108th): Intelligent Vehicle Highway Safety Act of 2004
- H.R. 4840 (108th): Tax Simplification for America’s Job Creators Act of 2004
- H.R. 4488 (108th): Public Good IRA Rollover Act
- H.R. 4418 (108th): Customs Border Security and Trade Agencies Authorization Act of 2004
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills