Lee was the representative for New York’s 26th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2011.
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 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.
Lee was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1595 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3245 Latta Road in Rochester, New York, as the “Brian K. Schramm Post Office Building”.
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).
Lee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (38%) Taxation (38%) International Affairs (25%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lee recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 292 (112th): Stop the OverPrinting (STOP) Act
- H.R. 6046 (111th): To require the GAO to evaluate the propriety of assistance provided to …
- H.R. 5960 (111th): PASS Act of 2010
- H.Res. 1534 (111th): Honoring Special Agent William G. Clark of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …
- H.R. 4640 (111th): To amend title 44, United States Code, to eliminate the mandatory printing …
- H.Res. 1039 (111th): Supporting the goals and ideals of American Heart Month and National Wear …
- H.Con.Res. 232 (111th): Expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington National Cemetery …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congresspedia for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills