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Sen. Mack Mattingly

Former Senator for Georgia

Mattingly was a senator from Georgia and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. Mack Mattingly [R-GA, 1981-1986]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mattingly is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1986 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mattingly sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mattingly was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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

Mattingly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (27%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Mattingly’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Mattingly missed 40 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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

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