Rep. Ray LaHood

Former Representative from Illinois’s 18th District, Republican

LaHood, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district from 1995 to 2008.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills LaHood 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). LaHood is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

LaHood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Environmental Protection (13%) Law (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2008, LaHood missed 504 of 9,048 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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