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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.

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

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)

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 about one third or more 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 (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

Key Votes

LaHood’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea 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.
Yea H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Not Voting 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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

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