Rep. Bella Abzug

Former Representative from New York’s 20th District, Democrat

Abzug, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 20th congressional district from 1973 to 1976.

She was previously the representative for New York's 19th congressional district (1971-1972).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Abzug is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Abzug sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (26%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1976, Abzug missed 389 of 3,000 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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