Michael E. McMahon
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|U.S. House, New York, District 13|
|January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2010|
|Bachelor's||New York University,|
|J.D.||New York Law School|
|Birthday||September 12, 1957|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
In an interview on December 23, 2014, McMahon said that he would not rule out a 2016 bid for U.S. House. McMahon explained that, although he had other priorities at the time, he had received calls from others wanting him to run. McMahon stated, "Here in New York, we are really broken-hearted about these officers who’ve been killed, and that’s everyone’s main focus... It’s not something that I’m ruling out or ruling in, but it will get serious consideration after we mourn our tragic losses here."
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, McMahon voted with the House Democratic leadership 91.6 percent of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.8 percent of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he voted 92.2 percent of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Rep. McMahon voted for the stimulus bill. About 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.
McMahon also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill. According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.
McMahon supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.
- Roll Call, "Ex-Congressman Considers Seeking Grimm’s Seat," accessed December 26, 2014
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- A Line of Sight, "House Dem Voting Report," accessed July 2010 (timed out)
- The Washington Post, "The U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
- Rasmussen, "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
- Rasmussen, "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- US House Clerk, "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
- Rasmussen, "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
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