Rep. Joseph Kennedy II

Former Representative from Massachusetts's 8th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-1998 Representative,
Massachusetts's 8th District

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Kennedy was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Kennedy’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Kennedy’s bills had a total of 592 cosponsors in the 105th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Kennedy to other members of the House of Representatives in the 105th Congress on leadership and ideology.

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Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Dec 1998, Kennedy missed 263 of 6,424 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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