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Rep. Edward Boland

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd District

Boland, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district from 1953 to 1988.

Enacted Legislation

Boland was the primary sponsor of 39 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Boland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Arts, Culture, Religion (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Energy (7%) International Affairs (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1988, Boland missed 1,069 of 11,818 roll call votes, which is 9.0%. This is 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.

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Primary Sources

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