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Rep. Lisa McClain

Representative for Michigan’s 10th District

pronounced LEE-suh // muh-KLAYN


McClain is the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. McClain is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

McClain is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the 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 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Lisa McClain [R-MI10]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Lisa McClain sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

McClain was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McClain sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) International Affairs (25%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

McClain recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

McClain voted Nay

Passed 343/75 on Apr 4, 2022.

McClain voted Nay

Passed 409/17 on Mar 30, 2022.

McClain voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

McClain voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

McClain voted Nay

McClain voted Nay

McClain voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

McClain voted Yea

McClain voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, McClain missed 3 of 681 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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