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Rep. Harry Mitchell

Former Representative for Arizona’s 5th District

Mitchell, a Democrat, was the representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Harry Mitchell [D-AZ5, 2007-2010]

Analysis

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 2010 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 1 bill that was 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 (18%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Education (15%) Emergency Management (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Mitchell’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
Nay H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Mitchell missed 48 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. 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: