Rep. Sidney Yates [D]

Former Representative from Illinois’s 9th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1965-1998 Representative Illinois's 9th District
1949-1962 Representative Illinois's 9th District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Yates 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Yates is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Yates sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Immigration (10%) International Affairs (10%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Dec 1998, Yates missed 1,376 of 17,528 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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