Rep. Patsy Mink

Former Representative from Hawaii’s 2nd District, Democrat

Mink, a Democrat, was the representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district from 1990 to 2002.

She was previously the representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district (1971-1976); and the representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district (1965-1970).



Our unique analysis of the bills Mink sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mink is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Mink was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mink sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Labor and Employment (14%) Social Welfare (13%) Families (12%) Health (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Sep 2002, Mink missed 667 of 11,191 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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