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Rep. Kenneth “Buddy” MacKay Jr.

Former Representative for Florida’s 6th District

MacKay was the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

MacKay is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 MacKay sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

MacKay was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

MacKay sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1988, MacKay missed 513 of 2,735 roll call votes, which is 18.8%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: