Pattison was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.
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.
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%)
Some of Pattison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13747 (95th): Repeat Offenders Prosecution and Prison Improvement Act
- H.R. 13254 (95th): A bill to establish a Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals.
- H.Res. 1248 (95th): A resolution to authorize each Member of the House of Representatives to …
- H.Res. 1185 (95th): A resolution to authorize each Member of the House of Representatives to …
- H.Res. 1154 (95th): A resolution to authorize each Member of the House of Representatives to …
- H.R. 11708 (95th): A bill for the relief of Alexander J. Paladin.
- H.R. 10057 (95th): National Cultural Park Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills