Rep. Michael Harrington

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 6th District, Democrat

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


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Harrington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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