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Rep. Joseph Early

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 3rd District

Early was the representative for Massachusetts’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Joseph Early [D-MA3, 1975-1992]

Enacted Legislation

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

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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

Early sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (43%) Immigration (29%) Private Legislation (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Early missed 980 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: