Rep. John McHugh
Former Representative for New York’s 23rd District
McHugh was the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2009.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002.
McHugh is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 McHugh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
McHugh was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2090 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 431 State Street in Ogdensburg, New York, as the “Frederic Remington Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4437 (106th): Semipostal Authorization Act
- H.R. 848 (105th): To extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of the AuSable Hydroelectric Project in New York, and for other purposes.
Does 3 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).
McHugh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (18%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Commerce (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Energy (8%) Health (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McHugh recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 2494 (111th): New York/New Jersey High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Expansion Act of 2009
- H.R. 2090 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 1841 (111th): Acid Rain and Mercury Control Act
- H.Res. 300 (111th): Congratulating Camp Dudley YMCA of Westport, New York, on the occasion of …
- H.R. 1660 (111th): Dairy and Sheep H-2A Visa Enhancement Act
- H.R. 1509 (111th): Home Office Deduction Simplification Act
- H.R. 1399 (111th): Maple Tapping Access Program Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1993 to Sep 2009, McHugh missed 299 of 10,889 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2009. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills