Rep. Thomas Railsback [R]

Former Representative from Illinois’s 19th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1967-1982 Representative Illinois's 19th District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Railsback 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Railsback is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Railsback sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) Taxation (12%) Law (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Commerce (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Railsback missed 1,104 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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