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Rep. Parren Mitchell

Former Representative from Maryland’s 7th District, Democrat

Mitchell, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1971 to 1986.

Photo of Rep. Parren Mitchell [D-MD7, 1971-1986]


Our unique analysis of the bills Mitchell 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mitchell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Mitchell was the primary sponsor of 13 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 about one third or more 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

Mitchell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (39%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1986, Mitchell missed 943 of 8,422 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: