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Rep. David “Mac” Sweeney

Former Representative for Texas’s 14th District

Sweeney was the representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sweeney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Sweeney sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sweeney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (20%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Sweeney recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1988, Sweeney missed 250 of 1,829 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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