Weiner was the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2011.
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.|
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.
Weiner was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
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%)
Some of Weiner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1896 (112th): COPS Improvements Act of 2011
- H.R. 1839 (112th): Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2011
- H.R. 1680 (112th): Transportation Flexible Savings Accounts Act of 2011
- H.R. 1662 (112th): Bank Accessibility Act
- H.R. 1468 (112th): Honest Services Restoration Act
- H.R. 1119 (112th): National Nurse Act of 2011
- H.R. 1118 (112th): Social Security Protection Act of 2011
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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