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Rep. Cynthia McKinney

Former Representative from Georgia’s 4th District, Democrat

McKinney, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district from 2005 to 2006.

She was previously the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district (1997-2002); and the representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district (1993-1996).

Photo of Rep. Cynthia McKinney [D-GA4, 2005-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills McKinney sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McKinney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

McKinney was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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

McKinney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) International Affairs (9%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2006, McKinney missed 480 of 7,073 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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