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Rep. Bertram Podell

Former Representative for New York’s 13th District

Podell, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 13th congressional district from 1967 to 1974.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Podell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Podell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Podell 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

Podell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (30%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (13%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) International Affairs (11%) Labor and Employment (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1968 to Dec 1974, Podell missed 567 of 2,385 roll call votes, which is 23.8%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: