Rep. Richard Neal

Representative from Massachusetts’s 1st District, Democrat

Neal, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district (1989-2012).

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Neal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Neal for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Richard Neal sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Neal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (52%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Health (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Neal’s Vote Vote Description
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
Nov 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2250: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016
May 19, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2016, Neal missed 1,003 of 17,774 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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