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)
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%)
Some of McDonald’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3488 (98th): A bill requiring United States persons who conduct business or control enterprises ...
- H.R. 3234 (98th): A bill to repeal the provisions of law which relate to the ...
- H.Res. 212 (98th): A resolution condemning the South West Africa People’s Organization terrorist campaign against ...
- H.R. 1616 (98th): Firearms Ownership Rights Act of 1983
- H.Con.Res. 41 (98th): A concurrent resolution authorizing a bust or statue of Booker T. Washington ...
- H.Res. 48 (98th): A resolution to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to ...
- H.R. 852 (98th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills