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Rep. Christopher Lee

Former Representative for New York’s 26th District

Lee was the representative for New York’s 26th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2011.

Photo of Rep. Christopher Lee [R-NY26, 2009-2011]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lee is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lee sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Lee 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

Lee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Taxation (38%) International Affairs (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lee voted Yea

Lee voted No

Lee voted Yea

Lee voted No

Passed 386/41 on Jul 8, 2009.

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Lee voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Feb 2011, Lee missed 35 of 1,683 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2011. 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: