McMillan was the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1994.
McMillan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills McMillan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
McMillan was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2642 (101st): Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Amendments Consent Act of 1989
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).
McMillan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (44%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Private Legislation (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of McMillan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5232 (103rd): Firearms Licensing Act of 1994
- H.J.Res. 414 (103rd): To authorize and encourage States to adopt interstate compacts for the regulation ...
- H.Res. 508 (103rd): Making in order, in the consideration by the House of Representatives of ...
- H.R. 4090 (103rd): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation ...
- H.R. 2640 (103rd): Health Care Cooperative Antitrust Protection Act of 1993
- H.R. 2172 (103rd): Health Care Reform Budget Enforcement Act of 1993
- H.R. 1989 (103rd): Medical Injury Compensation Fairness Act of 1993
From Jan 1985 to Nov 1994, McMillan missed 223 of 4,787 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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.
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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
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills