Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Rahm Emanuel [D-IL5, 2003-2008] leaves office as Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Illinois’s 5th District, Democrat
Emanuel, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Emanuel 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Emanuel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Emanuel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (16%) Taxation (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Commerce (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Families (9%)
Some of Emanuel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2003 to Dec 2008, Emanuel missed 146 of 4,311 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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