McGrath was the representative for New York’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1992.
McGrath is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 McGrath sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
McGrath was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1230 (101st): For the relief of Jocelyne Carayannis and Marie Carayannis.
- H.J.Res. 521 (100th): A joint resolution designating April 1988 as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”.
- H.R. 3156 (100th): A bill to designate the United States Courthouse located at the intersection of Uniondale Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, New York, as the “John W. Wydler ...
- H.J.Res. 443 (98th): A joint resolution designating the month of June 1984 as “Student Awareness of Drunk Driving Month”.
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).
McGrath sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McGrath’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5641 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 with respect to the ...
- H.Res. 455 (102nd): Concerning recognition of the United States merchant marine by the United States ...
- H.R. 5045 (102nd): To improve the enforcement of the antidumping and countervailing duty laws, and ...
- H.R. 5044 (102nd): To provide for a temporary suspension for certain glass articles.
- H.R. 4791 (102nd): To provide for a temporary suspension of duty for certain glass articles.
- H.Res. 415 (102nd): Concerning observance by the Government of Romania of the human rights of ...
- H.R. 4470 (102nd): Relating to the petition filed with respect to certain entries.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, McGrath missed 413 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills