Rep. James Shannon

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 5th District, Democrat

Shannon, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district from 1979 to 1984.


Our unique analysis of the bills Shannon sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shannon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shannon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (42%) Education (13%) International Affairs (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Energy (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Shannon missed 409 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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