Rep. Michael Capuano

Representative from Massachusetts’s 7th District, Democrat

Capuano, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district (1999-2012).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Committee Membership

Michael Capuano sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Capuano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (41%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Commerce (11%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Immigration (5%) Emergency Management (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to May 2016, Capuano missed 530 of 11,953 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 158 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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