McEwen was the representative for Ohio’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1992.
McEwen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 McEwen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
McEwen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4410 (100th): A bill to designate the Federal Building at Spring and High Streets in Columbus, Ohio, as the “John W. Bricker Building”.
Does 1 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).
McEwen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) International Affairs (15%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of McEwen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5989 (102nd): Family Choice and Universal Coverage Health Insurance Reform Act of 1992
- H.R. 5918 (102nd): Desert Storm Servicepersons’ Readjustment Act of 1992
- H.R. 5727 (102nd): To designate the dam on the Ohio River near Gallipolis, Ohio, as ...
- H.R. 5606 (102nd): To amend title 23, United States Code, and the Intermodal Surface Transportation ...
- H.R. 5384 (102nd): To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 relating to the civil ...
- H.R. 5252 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to stimulate employment in, ...
- H.R. 5251 (102nd): Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, McEwen missed 421 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills