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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Rangel for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Charles “Charlie” Rangel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rangel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) International Affairs (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Health (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rangel’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
Mar 26, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 2016, Rangel missed 2,851 of 27,154 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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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