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Rep. Thomas “Tip” O’Neill Jr.

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 8th District

O’Neill, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district from 1963 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 11th congressional district (1953-1962).

Photo of Rep. Thomas “Tip” O’Neill [D-MA8, 1963-1986]

Enacted Legislation

O’Neill was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Some of O’Neill’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1986, O’Neill missed 565 of 5,481 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: