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Rep. Kweisi Mfume

Representative for Maryland’s 7th District

pronounced kwah-EE-see // m-FOO-may

Mfume is the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since May 5, 2020. Mfume’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2021.

He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD7]

Committee Membership

Kweisi Mfume sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Mfume was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Mfume sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (19%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Education (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Mfume voted Yea

Mfume voted Yea

Mfume voted Not Voting

Failed 269/147 on May 28, 2020.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2020, Mfume missed 274 of 4,935 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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