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Rep. Donald Mitchell

Former Representative for New York’s 31st District

Mitchell, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 31st congressional district from 1973 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mitchell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Mitchell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mitchell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Mitchell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Taxation (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Mitchell missed 367 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: