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Rep. Philip “Phil” Crane

Former Representative from Illinois’s 8th District, Republican

Crane, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 1993 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district (1973-1992); and the representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district (1969-1972).

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Crane sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives 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). Crane is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

Crane sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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