McKeon was the representative for California’s 25th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2014.
Read our 2014 Report Card for McKeon.
McKeon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 McKeon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
McKeon was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4939 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2551 Galena Avenue in Simi Valley, California, as the “Neil Havens Post Office”.
- H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
- H.R. 2467 (112th): Bridgeport Indian Colony Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act of 2012
- H.R. 1818 (112th): Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011
- H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
- H.R. 854 (109th): To provide for certain lands to be held in trust for the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe.
- H.R. 4911 (109th): Higher Education Extension Act of 2006
Does 14 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).
McKeon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (33%) Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Animals (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of McKeon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 123 (113th): Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction ...
- H.Con.Res. 121 (113th): Providing for a correction in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3979.
- H.R. 5742 (113th): Soledad Canyon Settlement Act
- H.R. 5357 (113th): Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act
- H.R. 4939 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4435 (113th): Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
- H.Con.Res. 71 (113th): Providing for corrections to the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3304.
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2014, McKeon missed 386 of 14,635 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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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