Read our 2016 Report Card for McGovern.
Our unique analysis of the bills McGovern has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McGovern is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
James “Jim” McGovern sits on the following committees:
McGovern was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4405 (112th): Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
- H.R. 1575 (112th): Justice for Sergei Magnitsky Act of 2011
- H.R. 4017 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 43 Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, as the “Ann Marie Blute Post Office”.
- H.R. 2478 (111th): Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009
- H.R. 6874 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 156 Taunton Avenue in Seekonk, Massachusetts, as the “Lance Corporal Eric Paul Valdepenas Post Office ...
- H.R. 4152 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 High Street in Clinton, Massachusetts, as the “Raymond J. Salmon Post Office”.
- H.R. 5333 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4 East Central Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the “Joseph D. Early Post Office Building”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
McGovern sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (43%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Immigration (5%) Taxation (5%) Education (5%)
Some of McGovern’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3445: Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Accountability Act of 2015
- H.Res. 394: Condemning Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army for continuing to perpetrate crimes ...
- H.R. 2747: Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act
- H.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to ...
- H.R. 2493: Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2015
- H.R. 2204: Safe Communities Act of 2015
- H.R. 1112: Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2015
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|McGovern’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
From Jan 1997 to Jan 2017, McGovern missed 210 of 13,559 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 18 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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