McHugh is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 McHugh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
McHugh was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8308 (95th): A bill for the relief of Jae Keun Christianson.
- H.R. 8451 (94th): A bill for the relief of Jung Shik Yang.
Does 2 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).
McHugh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McHugh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 393 (102nd): Instructing the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to disclose the names ...
- H.R. 1633 (102nd): World Summit for Children Implementation Act of 1991
- H.R. 5588 (101st): Intelligence Search Procedures Act
- H.Con.Res. 259 (101st): Harvest of Peace Resolution
- H.R. 19 (101st): Small Contribution Tax Credit Reform Act of 1989
- H.R. 4575 (100th): Debt for Development Act of 1988
- H.R. 3751 (100th): A bill to provide for further participation by the United States in ...
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, McHugh missed 420 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills