Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Representative for Illinois’s 8th District
pronounced RAH-zhah // krish-nuh-MOR-thee
Krishnamoorthi proposed $29 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $7 million to Village of Pingree Grove for “Village of Pingree Grove, Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Upgrades Project. Pingree Grove, Illinois, 8th Congressional District”
- $4 million to City of Elgin for “City of Elgin, Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Program”
- $2.5 million to Itasca Fire Protection District for “New Itasca Fire Station, Itasca, Illinois, IL-08”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Krishnamoorthi.
Krishnamoorthi is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Krishnamoorthi has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the following committees:
- House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party Ranking Member
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs subcommittees
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency subcommittees
Krishnamoorthi was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6386 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 West Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, Illinois, as the “Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial …
- H.R. 6452 (117th): Gathering and Reporting Assessments Yielding Zero Overlooked Nefarious Efforts Act
- H.R. 8763 (116th): To direct the Director of National Intelligence to award contracts or grants, or enter into transactions other than contracts, to encourage microelectronics research in support of artificial …
- H.R. 1844 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the “Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4574 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the “Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”.
Does 5 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).
Krishnamoorthi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (20%) Health (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) International Affairs (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Krishnamoorthi recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5715: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax rate parity …
- H.R. 5307: STOP Bullying Act
- H.R. 4647: High-skilled Immigration Reform for Employment Act
- H.R. 4172: Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2023
- H.R. 3859: Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act
- H.R. 2957: College Transparency Act
- H.R. 2678: Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks (ETHICS) Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Sep 2023, Krishnamoorthi missed 15 of 3,617 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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