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Rep. Chris Jacobs

Representative for New York’s 27th District

pronounced kriss // JAY-kubs

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.

Jacobs is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Jacobs voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2022, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response to allegations he failed to report stock trades in accordance with the STOCK Act.

May. 31, 2022 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Photo of Rep. Chris Jacobs [R-NY27]


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 Aug 9, 2022. 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:

Health (18%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Commerce (12%) Immigration (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (12%) International Affairs (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Jacobs recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 217/213 on Jul 29, 2022.

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 254/175 on Jul 27, 2022.

Jacobs voted Yea

Jacobs voted Yea

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 223/204 on Jun 8, 2022.

Jacobs voted Nay

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Jacobs voted Nay

Jacobs voted Yea

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

Missed Votes

From Jul 2020 to Jul 2022, Jacobs missed 16 of 976 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. 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

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