Sen. Daniel Moynihan

Former Senator from New York, Democrat

Moynihan, a Democrat, was a senator from New York from 1977 to 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)

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%) Science, Technology, Communications (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

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