Our unique analysis of the bills MacKay sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). MacKay is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
MacKay sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%) Education (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of MacKay’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4771 (100th): A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to ...
- H.R. 4666 (100th): A bill to redesignate the National Fisheries Research Center in Gainesville, Florida, ...
- H.R. 4487 (100th): A bill to direct the Attorney General to permit the entry into ...
- H.Con.Res. 279 (100th): A concurrent resolution to call for more truthful disclosure of the deficit.
- H.J.Res. 514 (100th): Emergency Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance Act
- H.J.Res. 450 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the period commencing on September 5, 1988, ...
- H.R. 2960 (100th): A bill to temporarily increase the statutory limit on the public debt, ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills