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Rep. David McIntosh

Former Representative for Indiana’s 2nd District

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.

Mar. 14, 1996 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct sent a letter to McIntosh on March 14, 1996 indicating that forging outside organization's letterhead for staff-created documents was inappropriate as was any questioning of a witness's religious observances; Committee voted not to make letter public, 5-4 on March 20, 1996
Mar. 14, 1996 McIntosh apologized and formalized a written policy for his staff regarding harassing, insensitive or discriminatory behavior.
Photo of Rep. David McIntosh [R-IN2, 1995-2000]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Commerce (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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