Rep. Bertram Podell

Former Representative from New York’s 13th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Podell 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Podell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Law (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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