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Rep. Joseph McDade

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District

McDade was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Joseph McDade [R-PA10, 1963-1998]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

McDade is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 McDade sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McDade was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

McDade sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Commerce (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1998, McDade missed 1,993 of 16,394 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is much 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

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