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Rep. Ray LaHood

Former Representative for Illinois’s 18th District

LaHood was the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Ray LaHood [R-IL18, 1995-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

LaHood is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 LaHood sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

LaHood was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were 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

LaHood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Environmental Protection (12%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Law (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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LaHood voted Yea

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: