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Rep. Stewart McKinney

Former Representative for Connecticut’s 4th District

McKinney was the representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McKinney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 McKinney sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McKinney was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McKinney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (17%) Taxation (17%) Private Legislation (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Immigration (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Social Welfare (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to May 1987, McKinney missed 1,469 of 8,512 roll call votes, which is 17.3%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1987. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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