Harry Mitchell

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Harry Mitchell
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U.S. House, Arizona, District 5
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Date of birthJuly 18, 1940
Place of birthPhoenix, Arizona
Harry Mitchell was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 5th District of Arizona.

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Mitchell has voted with the House Democratic leadership 79.9% of the time.[1] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 79.6% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 80.2% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Specific Votes

Rep. Mitchell voted for TARP.[3] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[4]

Mitchell also voted for the stimulus bill.[5] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[6]

Additionally, Mitchell voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[7] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[8]

Finally, Mitchell also voted for the health care reform bill.[9] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[10]