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Rep. Paul McHale Jr.

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 15th District, Democrat

McHale, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1993 to 1998.

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


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McHale is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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: