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Rep. Thomas Corcoran

Former Representative for Illinois’s 14th District

Corcoran was the representative for Illinois’s 14th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district as a Republican from 1977 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Corcoran is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Corcoran sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Corcoran was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Corcoran sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) Energy (26%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Labor and Employment (5%) Education (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Corcoran recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1984, Corcoran missed 367 of 4,534 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: