McIntosh was the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2000.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
On Mar. 14, 1996, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated McIntosh for distributing at a committee meeting and displaying on the House floor a document attributed to an outside group that was instead created by his staff and allowing subcommittee staff to improperly question a witness regarding their observance of a religious holiday. The committee sent a letter to McIntosh on March 14, 1996 indicating that forging an outside organization's letterhead for staff-created documents was inappropriate as was any questioning of a witness's religious observances. On Mar. 14, 1996, McIntosh apologized and formalized a written policy for his staff regarding harassing, insensitive or discriminatory behavior. The committee voted not to make letter public, 5-4 on March 20, 1996.
McIntosh is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 McIntosh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
McIntosh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Environmental Protection (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Law (15%) Taxation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Commerce (7%)
Some of McIntosh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5108 (106th): To provide for the geographic reclassification of a county under the Medicare ...
- H.R. 4834 (106th): Gas Tax Relief Act of 2000
- H.Con.Res. 266 (106th): Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the benefits of music education.
- H.R. 3731 (106th): To suspend temporarily the duty on fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (FME).
- H.R. 3521 (106th): Congressional Accountability for Regulatory Information Act of 2000
- H.Con.Res. 214 (106th): Expressing the sense of Congress that direct systematic phonics instruction should be ...
- H.R. 2475 (106th): To suspend temporarily the duty on trifluralin.
From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, McIntosh missed 563 of 3,741 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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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