Rep. Jim McDermott

Representative from Washington’s 7th District, Democrat

McDermott, a Democrat, has been the representative for Washington's 7th congressional district since Jan 3, 1989 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills McDermott 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). McDermott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for McDermott for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jim McDermott sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McDermott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (36%) Health (30%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Sports and Recreation (4%) International Affairs (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McDermott’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
No H.Res. 495: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code ...
Oct 28, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Sep 2016, McDermott missed 721 of 17,748 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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