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Rep. Claudia Tenney’s 2017 Report Card

Representative from New York's 22nd District
Republican
Served Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2019


These year-end statistics cover Tenney’s record during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Tenney’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Cosponsored the 3rd fewest bills compared to New York Delegation

Tenney cosponsored 171 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (7th percentile); House Freshmen (53rd percentile); House Republicans (71st percentile); All Representatives (44th percentile).


 

Got the 3rd fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to New York Delegation

Tenney’s bills and resolutions had 61 cosponsors in 2017. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (7th percentile); House Freshmen (50th percentile); House Republicans (29th percentile); All Representatives (24th percentile).


 

Ranked 4th most politically right compared to New York Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Tenney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); House Freshmen (69th percentile); House Republicans (32nd percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 4th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 7 of Tenney’s 10 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2017.

Compare to all New York Delegation (63rd percentile); House Freshmen (91st percentile); House Republicans (72nd percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Was 4th most present in votes compared to New York Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Tenney missed 0.6% of votes (4 of 710 votes) in 2017. View Tenney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (11th percentile); House Freshmen (32nd percentile); All Representatives (18th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Ranked the 5th bottom/follower compared to New York Delegation

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2017 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Tenney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (15th percentile); House Freshmen (50th percentile); House Republicans (25th percentile); All Representatives (26th percentile).


 

Introduced the 5th fewest bills compared to New York Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Tenney introduced 10 bills and resolutions in 2017. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (15th percentile); House Freshmen (59th percentile); House Republicans (43rd percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 6th least often compared to New York Delegation

Of the 171 bills that Tenney cosponsored, 19% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (19th percentile); House Freshmen (55th percentile); House Republicans (80th percentile); All Representatives (49th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Laws Enacted

Tenney introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2017. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Tenney introduced 2 bills in 2017 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1690: Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus ...; H.R. 3971: Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (48th percentile); House Freshmen (62nd percentile); House Republicans (39th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

0 of Tenney’s bills and resolutions in 2017 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Tenney’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Committee Positions

Tenney held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Tenney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Tenney supported any of 21 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Tenney 2 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Tenney cosponsored H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (56th percentile); House Freshmen (55th percentile); House Republicans (68th percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.