Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative from New York’s 13th District, Democrat

Rangel, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 13th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New York's 15th congressional district (1993-2012); the representative for New York's 16th congressional district (1983-1992); the representative for New York's 19th congressional district (1973-1982); and the representative for New York's 18th congressional district (1971-1972).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Rangel has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

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

Committee Membership

Charles “Charlie” Rangel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rangel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Taxation (20%) International Affairs (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Health (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Feb 2016, Rangel missed 2,828 of 26,596 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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