Rep. Joseph Kennedy II
Former Representative from Massachusetts's 8th District
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Massachusetts's 8th District
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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.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Kennedy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4848 (105th): Free Annual Credit Report Act of 1998
- H.R. 4686 (105th): Long-Term Care Patient Protection Act of 1998
- H.R. 3661 (105th): Persian Gulf War Veterans’ Health and Medical Research Act of 1998
- H.R. 3660 (105th): National Research Investment Act of 1998
- H.R. 3439 (105th): Credit Union Community Reinvestment Act
- H.R. 3060 (105th): Rent-To-Own Reform Act of 1997
- H.R. 2997 (105th): Fairness in the Workplace Commission Act
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills