Wynn was the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2008.
Wynn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Wynn sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Wynn was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3287 (107th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 900 Brentwood Road, NE, in Washington, D.C., as the “Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, ...
- H.R. 584 (105th): For the relief of John Wesley Davis.
Does 2 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).
Wynn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Commerce (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Law (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Taxation (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)
Some of Wynn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5533 (110th): Chemical Facilities Security Act of 2008
- H.R. 5500 (110th): Foreclosure Credit Forgiveness Act of 2008
- H.R. 4650 (110th): Congressional Disclosures Protections Act of 2007
- H.R. 4112 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a 15-year ...
- H.R. 3862 (110th): Preparing America’s Seniors for the Digital Transition Act of 2007
- H.R. 3136 (110th): Administrative Law Judges Retirement Act of 2007
- H.R. 3137 (110th): For the relief of Web’s Construction Company, Incorporated.
From Jan 1993 to May 2008, Wynn missed 425 of 9,846 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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