Machtley was the representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 1994.
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 liberal–conservative 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.
Machtley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Commerce (15%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Some of Machtley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4707 (103rd): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make permanent the visa ...
- H.R. 4254 (103rd): Public and Federally Assisted Housing Security Act of 1994
- H.R. 4240 (103rd): To ensure that defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs of the ...
- H.R. 4226 (103rd): To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for a ...
- H.R. 4173 (103rd): To amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in ...
- H.R. 4174 (103rd): Small Business Defense Conversion Guaranteed Loan Act of 1994
- H.R. 4172 (103rd): To amend the Small Business Act to increase authorization levels for the ...
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 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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills