Our unique analysis of the bills Blagojevich 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blagojevich is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Blagojevich was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5016 (106th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Express Center Drive in Chicago, Illinois, as the “J. T. Weeker Service Center”.
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).
Blagojevich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Commerce (13%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Education (7%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Some of Blagojevich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3242 (107th): Biological and Chemical Weapons Preparedness Act of 2001
- H.R. 3234 (107th): Hubert H. Humphrey Civic Education Enhancement Act
- H.R. 3182 (107th): Trooper Timothy Mossbruker Memorial Act
- H.R. 3153 (107th): State Bioterrorism Preparedness Act
- H.R. 3091 (107th): Anti-Terrorism Explosives Control Act of 2001
- H.Con.Res. 187 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should ...
- H.R. 1743 (107th): Loan Forgiveness for Head Start Teachers Act of 2001
From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Blagojevich missed 329 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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