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Rep. Paul McHale Jr.

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th District

McHale was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Paul McHale [D-PA15, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McHale is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 McHale sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McHale 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

McHale sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (20%) Commerce (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 1998, McHale missed 12 of 3,649 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: