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Rep. Francis McCloskey

Former Representative for Indiana’s 8th District

McCloskey was the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Francis McCloskey [D-IN8, 1983-1994]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McCloskey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 McCloskey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McCloskey was the primary sponsor of 6 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 at least about half 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

McCloskey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Health (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Environmental Protection (9%) Education (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%) Law (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, McCloskey missed 179 of 5,611 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: