Rep. Mary Bono Mack

Former Representative from California’s 45th District, Republican

Bono Mack, a Republican, was the representative for California's 45th congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

She was previously the representative for California's 44th congressional district (1998-2002).

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

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bono Mack sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bono Mack is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bono Mack was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Bono Mack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

Some of Bono Mack’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bono Mack’s Vote Vote Description
No H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.
Aye H.R. 5136 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 28, 2010. Passed 229/186.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 556 (110th): Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007
Jul 11, 2007. Passed 370/45.
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.

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. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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