Rep. James McNulty
Former Representative for Arizona’s 5th District
McNulty was the representative for Arizona’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1984.
McNulty is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 McNulty sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
McNulty was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4214 (98th): A bill to establish a State Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2724 (98th): Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Act
Does 2 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).
McNulty sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) International Affairs (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McNulty recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6346 (98th): Child Molester Registration Act of 1984
- H.Con.Res. 361 (98th): A concurrent resolution disapproving the action of the President under title II …
- H.R. 6120 (98th): Copper and Extractive Industries Fair Competition Act of 1984
- H.R. 6086 (98th): A bill for the relief of Linda F. Branch, Albert Branch III, …
- H.R. 6087 (98th): A bill for the relief of David P. Brown, Junior.
- H.R. 6085 (98th): A bill for the relief of Jerry G. Meagher, Dorothy O. Meagher …
- H.R. 6088 (98th): A bill for the relief of Robert Roughton and Kristine Roughton.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1984, McNulty missed 67 of 906 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills