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Rep. Lawrence McDonald

Former Representative from Georgia’s 7th District, Democrat

McDonald, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district from 1975 to 1984.

Photo of Rep. Lawrence McDonald [D-GA7, 1975-1984]


Our unique analysis of the bills McDonald 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McDonald is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McDonald sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (15%) Health (14%) Education (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Aug 1983, McDonald missed 473 of 5,212 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1983. 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: