Rep. James “Jim” McGovern

Representative from Massachusetts’s 2nd District, Democrat

McGovern, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district (1997-2012).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for McGovern for more statistics.

Committee Membership

James “Jim” McGovern sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, McGovern missed 210 of 13,450 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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