McEwen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 McEwen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
McEwen was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5146 (95th): Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
- H.R. 6760 (95th): A bill for the relief of Charles M. Metott.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
McEwen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Sports and Recreation (33%) Government Operations and Politics (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Law (7%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%)
Some of McEwen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5910 (96th): Motor Carrier Energy Conservation and Regulatory Reform Act of 1979
- H.J.Res. 237 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.J.Res. 236 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.R. 13456 (95th): A bill to provide for the striking of national medals to commemorate ...
- H.R. 13263 (95th): A bill to provide for the striking of national medals to commemorate ...
- H.R. 13174 (95th): A bill to provide for the striking of national metals to commemorate ...
- H.R. 12783 (95th): A bill to provide for the striking of national medals by the ...
From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, McEwen missed 1,240 of 7,131 roll call votes, which is 17.4%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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