Rep. James Grant O’Hara
Former Representative for Michigan’s 12th District
O’Hara is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 O’Hara sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
O’Hara was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4221 (94th): An Act relating to the operation of certain education laws.
- H.R. 15296 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Commissioner of Education to carry out a program to assist persons from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake training for the legal profession.
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).
O’Hara sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
O’Hara recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1587 (94th): Resolution to disapprove certain regulations submitted to the House by the Commissioner …
- H.R. 14818 (94th): Public Safety Officers Memorial Scholarship Act
- H.R. 14766 (94th): A bill to establish a select joint committee on the Olympics.
- H.R. 14250 (94th): Estate and Gift Tax Reform Act
- H.R. 14204 (94th): A bill to amend section 101 (1) (2) of the Tax Reform …
- H.R. 14070 (94th): A bill to extend and amend part B of title IV of …
- H.R. 13488 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States with …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, O’Hara missed 536 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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