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Rep. John Delaney

Former Representative for Maryland’s 6th District

pronounced jon // duh-LAY-nee


Delaney was the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Delaney.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Delaney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Delaney sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B

Enacted Legislation

Delaney was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Delaney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (17%) International Affairs (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Delaney voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Delaney voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Delaney voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for …

Delaney voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Delaney voted Aye

Passed 252/172 on Jan 8, 2015.

The Save American Workers Act of 2015 would reduce the number of individuals that employers must provide health insurance to under the Affordable Care Act …

Delaney voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Delaney voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2018, Delaney missed 137 of 3,739 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.

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Primary Sources

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