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Rep. Paul Cronin

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 5th District

Cronin was the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cronin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Cronin sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cronin was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Cronin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (26%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Energy (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Education (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Cronin missed 82 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: