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Rep. Anthony Weiner

Former Representative for New York’s 9th District

Weiner was the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2011.

Misconudct

Weiner sent sexually explicit texts to women who were not his wife, including to a 15-year-old girl. On Jun. 21, 2011, he resigned. On Oct. 28, 2016, the Director of the FBI, James Comey, publicly reopened his investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton because the computer seized as part of the Weiner investigation contained some emails that might have been relevant to a prior investigation into Clinton.

Jun. 21, 2011 Resigned.
Sep. 21, 2016 A newspaper article claimed Weiner had sent explicit text messages to a 15 year old girl and computers were seized as part of the investigation into the incident.
Oct. 28, 2016 The Director of the FBI, James Comey, publicly reopened his investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton because the computer seized as part of the Weiner investigation contained some emails that might have been relevant to a prior investigation into Clinton.
May. 19, 2017 Surrendered to the FBI and pleaded guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene materials to a minor.
Nov. 6, 2017 Sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY9, 1999-2011]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weiner is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Weiner sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Weiner was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Weiner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) International Affairs (13%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Health (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Weiner’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
No H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Sep 18, 2008. Passed 283/133.
Nay H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 3685 (110th): Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 235/184.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Jun 2011, Weiner missed 472 of 8,638 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 2011. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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