Rep. Tammy Duckworth

Representative from Illinois’s 8th District, Democrat

Duckworth, a Democrat, has been the representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Duckworth has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Duckworth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Duckworth for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tammy Duckworth sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Duckworth sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (36%) Education (18%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Labor and Employment (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Commerce (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Duckworth missed 233 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 139 explanations for these missed votes. 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: