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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.

Photo of Rep. John McHugh [R-NY23, 2003-2009]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

McHugh was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

McHugh voted Yea

McHugh voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

McHugh voted Aye

McHugh voted Yea

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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