LaHood was the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2008.
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. See full analysis methodology.
LaHood was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2808 (109th): Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 2630 (109th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1927 Sangamon Avenue in Springfield, Illinois, as the “J.M. Dietrich Northeast Annex”.
- H.R. 852 (106th): Freedom to E-File Act
- H.R. 1451 (106th): Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Act
- H.R. 1880 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 102 South McLean, Lincoln, Illinois, as the “Edward Madigan Post Office Building”.
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).
LaHood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Environmental Protection (12%) 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%)
Some of LaHood’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1455 (110th): Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the United States ...
- H.R. 5300 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain cores used in ...
- H.R. 5299 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on 7-Hydroxy.
- H.R. 4821 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 2-amino-4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine.
- H.R. 4824 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 3-(Ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide.
- H.R. 4819 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 2-Methyl-4-methoxy-6-methylamino-1,3,5-triazine.
- H.R. 4820 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on N-YY(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)amino?carbonyl?-3-(ethylsul onyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide and application ...
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H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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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