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Rep. Edward Pattison

Former Representative for New York’s 29th District

Pattison was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pattison is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Pattison sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pattison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Water Resources Development (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Law (11%) Private Legislation (11%) Taxation (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Pattison missed 185 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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