Rep. John McKernan Jr.

Former Representative from Maine’s 1st District, Republican

McKernan, a Republican, was the representative for Maine's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 1986.


Our unique analysis of the bills McKernan 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McKernan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

McKernan was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McKernan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (23%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Labor and Employment (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Education (6%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1986, McKernan missed 41 of 1,796 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is better than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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