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Rep. Chris Jacobs

Former Representative for New York’s 27th District

pronounced kriss // JAY-kubs

Jacobs was the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2020 to 2022.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Jacobs was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent 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 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Photo of Rep. Chris Jacobs [R-NY27, 2020-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Jacobs.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jacobs is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jacobs was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jacobs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (10%) International Affairs (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

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

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 229/203 on Sep 21, 2022.

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 Yea

Jacobs voted Nay

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 Dec 2022, Jacobs missed 16 of 1,108 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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