Rep. Martin “Marty” Meehan

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 5th District, Democrat

Meehan, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2007.

Photo of Rep. Martin “Marty” Meehan [D-MA5, 1993-2007]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Meehan sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Meehan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Meehan was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Meehan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Commerce (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meehan’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 2317 (110th): Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007
May 24, 2007. Passed 382/37.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Jun 2007, Meehan missed 501 of 8,900 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 2007. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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