Rep. Lawrence McDonald
Former Representative from Georgia's 7th District
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Georgia's 7th District
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McDonald was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from McDonald’s time serving in the House of Representatives. McDonald’s bills had a total of 13 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.
Use this chart to compare McDonald to other members of the House of Representatives in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
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 ...
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From Jan 1975 to Aug 1983, McDonald missed 366 of 5,091 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is worse than the median of 6.5% 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills