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Rep. Michael Harrington

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th District

Harrington, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district from 1969 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Harrington is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Harrington sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Harrington was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Harrington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (15%) Labor and Employment (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Energy (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Oct 1969 to Oct 1978, Harrington missed 925 of 4,893 roll call votes, which is 18.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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