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Rep. Kweisi Mfume

Former Representative from Maryland’s 7th District, Democrat

Mfume, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1987 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD7, 1987-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Mfume 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mfume is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Mfume was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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 sponsored 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

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Feb 1996, Mfume missed 271 of 4,812 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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