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Sen. Daniel Moynihan

Former Senator from New York, Democrat

Moynihan, a Democrat, was a senator from New York from 1977 to 2000.

Photo of Sen. Daniel Moynihan [D-NY, 1977-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Moynihan sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Moynihan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Moynihan was the primary sponsor of 87 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Moynihan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Commerce (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Law (10%) Health (10%) Taxation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 2000, Moynihan missed 565 of 9,492 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: