Rep. Amory “Amo” Houghton Jr.

Former Representative from New York’s 29th District, Republican

Houghton, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 29th congressional district from 2003 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for New York's 31st congressional district (1993-2002); and the representative for New York's 34th congressional district (1987-1992).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Houghton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Houghton was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Houghton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Commerce (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Social Welfare (9%) Law (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Houghton missed 755 of 9,855 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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