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Rep. Margaret Heckler

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 10th District

Heckler, a Republican, was the representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district from 1967 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Margaret Heckler [R-MA10, 1967-1982]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Heckler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Heckler sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Heckler was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Heckler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Education (9%) Private Legislation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Heckler missed 849 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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