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Rep. Mike McCormack

Former Representative for Washington’s 4th District

McCormack was the representative for Washington’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McCormack is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 McCormack sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McCormack was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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

McCormack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (31%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (12%) Water Resources Development (12%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Education (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1980, McCormack missed 729 of 5,816 roll call votes, which is 12.5%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: