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Rep. Mary Bono Mack

Former Representative for California’s 45th District

Bono Mack was the representative for California’s 45th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2003 to 2012.

She was previously the representative for California’s 44th congressional district as a Republican from 1998 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R-CA45, 2003-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bono Mack is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Bono Mack sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bono Mack was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 13 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

Bono Mack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) International Affairs (10%) Families (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Water Resources Development (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bono Mack recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Bono Mack voted No

Bono Mack voted Aye

Bono Mack voted Nay

Bono Mack voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Bono Mack voted Aye

Bono Mack voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Apr 1998 to Jan 2013, Bono Mack missed 459 of 10,230 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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Primary Sources

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