He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Nov 8, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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William Keating sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Chair, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
- Member, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
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:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) International Affairs (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Native Americans (5%)
Some of Keating’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 683: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification ...
- H.Res. 665: Reaffirming the strong partnership between the Kingdom of Denmark and the United States.
- H.R. 4097: Afghan Women’s Inclusion in Negotiations Act
- H.R. 3843: Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act
- H.Res. 487: Expressing full support to the Ukrainian people in their aspiration to continue consolidating ...
- H.Res. 449: Expressing support for a genuinely democratic repeat mayoral election in Istanbul, Turkey.
- H.Res. 446: Reaffirming German-American friendship and cooperation under the Wunderbar Together-Germany and the U.S. initiative.
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2019, Keating missed 214 of 5,954 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. 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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