Keating is the representative for Massachusetts’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Keating is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Keating.
Keating is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Keating has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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William Keating sits on the following committees:
Keating was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2062 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45 Meetinghouse Lane in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, as the “Matthew A. Pucino Post Office”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Keating sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Keating’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 773: Reaffirming German-American friendship and cooperation initiative.
- H.Res. 763: Recognizing the Republic of Moldova’s 30th anniversary of independence and expressing support for …
- H.Res. 505: Expressing support for the people of Afghanistan, condemning the Taliban’s assault on human …
- H.Res. 470: Supporting the right of LGBTQI+ people to equal and inalienable human rights, economic …
- H.Res. 455: Expressing support for the people of Russia, condemning the Kremlin’s assault on human …
- H.R. 2887: Global Climate Change Diplomacy Act
- H.R. 2888: Rapid Response to Climate Impacts Act
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2021, Keating missed 233 of 6,700 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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