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Rep. Michael Oxley

Former Representative for Ohio’s 4th District

Oxley was the representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Michael Oxley [R-OH4, 1981-2006]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Oxley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Oxley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Oxley was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 11 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Oxley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Commerce (13%) Emergency Management (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Law (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Oxley recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1981 to Dec 2006, Oxley missed 823 of 13,542 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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