Massa was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2009 to 2010.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
|Mar. 4, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct opened an investigation|
|Mar. 5, 2010||Representative Massa resigned effective Mar. 8, 2010.|
|Mar. 10, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct closed the investigation since he resigned|
|Mar. 11, 2010||House of Representatives passed a resolution demanding a resumption of the investigation|
|Apr. 20, 2010||House House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct established an Investigative Subcommittee|
|2010||At some point after he resigned, the Congressional Office of Compliance settled with Massa's victims for $100,000.|
|Jul. 14, 2011||House Committee on Ethics reauthorized an investigative subcommittee|
|Dec. 31, 2012||House Committee on Ethics had not completed its investigation|
Massa is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Massa sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Massa was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4665 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23 Genesee Street in Hornell, New York, as the “Zachary Smith Post Office Building”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Some of Massa’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4704 (111th): Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act of 2010
- H.R. 4665 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4448 (111th): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource ...
- H.Res. 1005 (111th): Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World ...
- H.R. 2902 (111th): Broadband Internet Fairness Act
- H.R. 2493 (111th): Judgment Evading Foreign States Accountability Act of 2009
- H.R. 2007 (111th): American Credit Card Reform Act
From Jan 2009 to Mar 2010, Massa missed 34 of 1,082 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2010. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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