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Rep. Koln McKay

Former Representative for Utah’s 1st District

McKay was the representative for Utah’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McKay is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 McKay sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McKay was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were 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

McKay sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (26%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Energy (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1980, McKay missed 615 of 5,816 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: