Cronin was the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.
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.
Cronin was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 14689 (93rd): A bill to provide for a plan for the preservation, interpretation, development, and use of the historic, cultural, and architectural resources of the Lowell Historic Canal District ...
- H.R. 9654 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Mr. Aldo Massara.
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).
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%)
Some of Cronin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 1173 (93rd): Joint resolution recognizing the right of the people of Ireland to the ...
- H.R. 16658 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Major.
- H.R. 16614 (93rd): A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.Res. 1320 (93rd): Resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to ...
- H.R. 16346 (93rd): A bill to confer U.S. citizenship on certain Vietnamese children and to ...
- H.R. 16316 (93rd): A bill to amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act ...
- H.Res. 1275 (93rd): Resolution calling for a domestic summit to develop a unified plan of ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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