McMahon was the representative for New York’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2009 to 2010.
McMahon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 McMahon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
McMahon was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
McMahon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McMahon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6235 (111th): National Blue Alert Act of 2010
- H.R. 5564 (111th): Judgment Evading Foreign States Accountability Act of 2010
- H.R. 5418 (111th): Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010
- H.Res. 1320 (111th): Expressing support for the vigilance and prompt response of the citizens of ...
- H.Res. 1324 (111th): Expressing condolences and sympathies for the people of China following the tragic ...
- H.R. 4647 (111th): Iran Human Rights Sanctions Act
- H.Res. 1059 (111th): Honoring the heroism of the seven United States Agency for International Development, ...
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, McMahon missed 55 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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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