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Rep. Chris Jacobs

Representative for New York’s 27th District

Jacobs is the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jul 21, 2020. Jacobs is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Jacobs voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States. Legislators voting to disenfranchise these states were fooled by, or actively participated in, the same lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the insurrection at the Capitol.
Photo of Rep. Chris Jacobs [R-NY27]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Jacobs.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jacobs is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Jacobs has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Chris Jacobs sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jacobs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (50%) Commerce (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 247/174 on Mar 18, 2021.

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Jacobs voted Yea

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 272/114 on Dec 3, 2020.

Missed Votes

From Jul 2020 to Jul 2021, Jacobs missed 9 of 331 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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