Mavroules was the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1992.
Mavroules is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Mavroules sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Mavroules was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4834 (101st): To provide for a visitor center at Salem Maritime National Historic Site in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- H.R. 1807 (100th): Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988
- H.R. 2213 (100th): Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988
- H.R. 2652 (100th): A bill to revise the boundaries of Salem Maritime National Historic Site in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4260 (99th): A bill to provide the Small Business Administration continuing authority to administer a program for small innovative firms.
- H.R. 6100 (98th): A bill to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the families eligible for a commemorative medal authorized for the families of Americans missing or otherwise ...
Does 6 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).
Mavroules sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Energy (8%)
Some of Mavroules’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 434 (102nd): Designating April 2, 1992, as “Chuck Taylor Day”.
- H.R. 4003 (102nd): Procurement and Contract Administration Integrity Act
- H.R. 3467 (102nd): To amend the procurement integrity provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement ...
- H.R. 3419 (102nd): Small Business Recovery Act of 1991
- H.R. 2859 (102nd): City of Lynn Historical and Cultural Resources Study Act of 1991
- H.Res. 168 (102nd): Designating 1991 as “National Land Trust Appreciation Year”, in recognition of the ...
- H.J.Res. 228 (102nd): To designate October 1991 as “National Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month”.
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Mavroules missed 573 of 6,659 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills