Maguire was the representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1980.
Maguire is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Maguire sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Maguire was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Maguire sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (21%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Health (16%) Taxation (14%) Education (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)
Some of Maguire’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8125 (96th): Agency Accountability Act of 1980
- H.Con.Res. 415 (96th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress that the ...
- H.Res. 735 (96th): A resolution relating to the United Nations Mid-Decade Conference for Women.
- H.R. 7311 (96th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that ...
- H.R. 7049 (96th): Small Business Capital Formation, Capital Retention and Expansion Act of 1980
- H.R. 7024 (96th): Small Business Capital Formation, Capital Retention, and Expansion Act of 1980
- H.R. 6919 (96th): A bill to rescind certain appropriations provided for the purchase of furniture ...
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Maguire missed 291 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills