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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representative for Illinois’s 8th District

pronounced RAH-zhah // krish-nuh-MOR-thee

Krishnamoorthi is the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Krishnamoorthi is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Krishnamoorthi.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to May 24, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Krishnamoorthi was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

Krishnamoorthi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (48%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Health (10%) Education (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Krishnamoorthi voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Krishnamoorthi voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Krishnamoorthi voted Nay

Passed 360/59 on May 22, 2018.

H.R. 5682 requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign ...

Krishnamoorthi voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to May 2019, Krishnamoorthi missed 3 of 1,441 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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: