Rosenthal was the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1984.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1963 to 1982; and the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1961 to 1962.
Rosenthal is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Rosenthal sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Rosenthal was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2176 (95th): An Act to amend the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1950 to provide for the audit, by the Comptroller General of the United States, of the Federal ...
- H.J.Res. 770 (95th): A resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 18, 1978, as “Education Day, U.S.A.”.
- H.R. 13261 (93rd): A bill to amend the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended, to provide for the timely determination of certain claims of American nationals settled by ...
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Rosenthal sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (22%) Education (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) International Affairs (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Taxation (10%) Private Legislation (8%)
Some of Rosenthal’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7352 (97th): Insider Trading Sanctions Act of 1982
- H.R. 6524 (97th): Formaldehyde Victims Compensation Act of 1982
- H.Res. 433 (97th): A resolution to authorize the disclosure of certain classified documents relating to ...
- H.J.Res. 426 (97th): A joint resolution to prohibit military assistance for El Salvador.
- H.R. 5542 (97th): A bill for the relief of Dr. and Mrs. Bartolo Caldentey.
- H.Res. 332 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that priority ...
- H.R. 5024 (97th): A bill to repeal the limitation on the number of families with ...
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills