Rep. William Keating

Representative from Massachusetts’s 9th District, Democrat

Keating, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district (2011-2012).

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Keating for more statistics.

Committee Membership

William Keating sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Keating sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Health (17%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Immigration (11%) Private Legislation (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Keating’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 880: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Yea H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Keating missed 102 of 4,116 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 27 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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