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Rep. William Lipinski

Former Representative for Illinois’s 3rd District

Lipinski was the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1983 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. William Lipinski [D-IL3, 1993-2004]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lipinski is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lipinski sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Lipinski was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Lipinski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (20%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Commerce (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) International Affairs (7%) Environmental Protection (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2004, Lipinski missed 1,187 of 11,646 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: