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Rep. Patrick McHenry

Representative for North Carolina’s 10th District

pronounced PAT-chrik // muh-KEN-ree

McHenry is the representative for North Carolina’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. McHenry is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 47 years old.

Photo of Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McHenry is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 McHenry has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 24, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McHenry was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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

McHenry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (63%) Taxation (12%)

Recently Introduced Bills

McHenry recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

McHenry voted Yea

McHenry voted Nay

McHenry voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

McHenry voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

McHenry voted Aye

McHenry voted Nay

Passed 373/52 on Jun 29, 2012.

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, is a funding and authorization bill to govern United States federal surface transportation spending. …

McHenry voted Nay

McHenry voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

McHenry voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2022, McHenry missed 406 of 12,042 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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

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