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Rep. Robert Michel

Former Representative from Illinois’s 18th District, Republican

Michel, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district from 1957 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Robert Michel [R-IL18, 1957-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Michel 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Michel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Michel was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Michel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Taxation (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Education (10%) Health (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1957 to Nov 1994, Michel missed 1,467 of 14,480 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: