John Edward Porter

John Edward Porter was an American lawyer and politician who served as U.S. Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district for 21 years in the late 20th Century.'Illinois Blue Book 1977-1978, Biographical Sketch of Representatives John Edward Porter, pg. 69 Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Edward Porter has 438 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Joint Meeting as a Republican Representative for Illinois's 10th district. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 63 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 4,228 views per program. Most appearances with Arlen Specter (4), Ted Stevens (4), Bill Young (4). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Republican Party, Legislative Branch.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2010 - Present Co-Founder, Former Members of Congress for Common Ground

Videos: 1 c. March 22, 2006 - Present Chairman, Research!America

Videos: 2 c. January 8, 2004 - Present Co-Bureau Chief, Commission on Weak States and U.S. Natl. Security

Videos: 1 c. January 21, 2001 - Present Attorney

Videos: 0


U.S. Representative, R-IL 10th January 22, 1980 - January 3, 2001 Videos: 430

Recent Appearances

  • Congressional Bipartisanship

    Congressional Bipartisanship

    Former Representatives John Porter (R-IL) and David Skaggs (D-CO) talked about their roles as co-founders of a group of more than 130…

  • National Health Care

    National Health Care

    Panelists talked about medical and health research. Topics included the national agenda issues; strategies for winning…

  • Science and Health in the 21st Century

    Science and Health in the 21st Century

    Federal research agency directors and private sector leaders discussed science and health issues of the 21st century. Topics…

  • Commission on Weak States Report

    Commission on Weak States Report

    John Edwards Porter, and Stuart Eizenstat discussed international terrorism and U.S. national security issues. Their Commission released…

  • Balancing the Federal Budget

    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they released, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House debated the Conference Report on H.R. 4577.

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map
Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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* The first paragraph of this page uses material from the Wikipedia article 'John Porter (Illinois politician)', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. Footnotes and parentheticals have been removed.