Rep. Anthony Weiner

Former Representative from New York’s 9th District, Democrat

Weiner, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 9th congressional district from 1999 to 2011.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Weiner 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Weiner is shown as a purple triangle. (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. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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