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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representative for Illinois’s 8th District

Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat, is the representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Krishnamoorthi is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]


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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

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

Committee Membership

Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Krishnamoorthi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (50%) Crime and Law Enforcement (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Krishnamoorthi’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Krishnamoorthi missed 2 of 637 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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