McClain is the representative for Michigan’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. McClain is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 56 years old.
She was previously the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 2021 to 2022.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
McClain was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, McClain voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for McClain.
McClain is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 McClain has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Lisa McClain sits on the following committees:
McClain was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5754 (117th): Patient Advocate Tracker Act
- H.R. 3613 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 202 Trumbull Street in Saint Clair, Michigan, as the “Corporal Jeffrey Robert Standfest Post Office …
- H.R. 5142 (117th): To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to the servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, during the evacuation of citizens of the …
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
McClain sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (21%) Education (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) International Affairs (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Law (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McClain recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 271: Recognizing the importance of beauty and wellness educators to the United States and …
- H.R. 1466: Safe RESEARCH Act
- H.R. 1413: Expanding America’s National Cemetery Act of 2023
- H.R. 1311: College Cost Transparency and Student Protection Act
- H.R. 1019: Eliminating the Head Start Vaccine Mandate Act
- H.R. 726: Veterans for Mustangs Act
- H.Res. 48: Expressing support for the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, McClain missed 5 of 1,180 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Rep. McClain for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills