Rep. William “Bill” Delahunt

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 10th District, Democrat

Delahunt, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district from 1997 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Delahunt sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Delahunt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Delahunt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Law (12%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Delahunt missed 799 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 8.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. 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: