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Rep. Ronald Machtley

Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 1st District

Machtley was the representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Machtley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Machtley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Machtley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Commerce (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Machtley recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Nov 1994, Machtley missed 142 of 2,958 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: