Rep. Edward Koch

Former Representative from New York’s 18th District, Democrat

Koch, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 18th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for New York's 17th congressional district (1969-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Koch sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Koch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Koch sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (18%) Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1977, Koch missed 666 of 4,149 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1977. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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