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Rep. Lawrence McDonald

Former Representative for Georgia’s 7th District

McDonald was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1984.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McDonald is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills McDonald sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full 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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

McDonald recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: