Mitchell was the representative for Arizona’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.
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 from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Mitchell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5146 (111th): To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011.
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).
Mitchell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Education (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Emergency Management (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%)
Some of Mitchell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1743 (111th): Congratulating Gerda Weissmann Klein on being selected to receive the Presidential Medal ...
- H.R. 5769 (111th): Stop the Drop Houses Act of 2010
- H.R. 5357 (111th): To provide for the deployment of additional National Guard troops along the ...
- H.R. 5146 (111th): To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of ...
- H.R. 4977 (111th): To amend the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to reduce the cost-sharing requirement ...
- H.R. 4255 (111th): Stop the Automatic Pay Raise for Members of Congress in Fiscal Year ...
- H.R. 3791 (111th): Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009
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. 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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