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Melissa Bean

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Melissa Bean
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U.S. House, Illinois, District 8
Former member
In office
Melissa Bean was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Illinois. She was in office from 2005 to 2011 and represented Illinois' 8th congressional district.


Political positions

Voting with party

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast in 2009 and 2010, Melissa Bean voted with the House Democratic leadership 90.8% of the time. That same analysis reported that she voted with her party’s leadership 93.9% of the time in 2010.

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, reports that Bean votes with a majority of her party 91.9% of the time. [1]

Specific votes

Rep. Bean voted for TARP.[2] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[3]

Bean also supported the auto bailout.[4] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[3]

In addition, Rep. Bean voted for the stimulus bill.[5] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [6]

Bean also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[7] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[8]

Bean supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[9] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[10]

Finally, Bean voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[11] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Crane
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 8
Succeeded by
Joe Walsh