Elections and Offices — Nov 17, 1997
Rep. Floyd Flake [D-NY6, 1987-1997] leaves office as Representative for New York's 6th congressional district.
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Former Representative from New York’s 6th District, Democrat
Flake, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 6th congressional district from 1987 to 1997.
Our unique analysis of the bills Flake 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Flake is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Flake sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Education (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Health (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Taxation (10%)
Some of Flake’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1987 to Nov 1997, Flake missed 740 of 5,877 roll call votes, which is 12.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1997. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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