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Rep. Floyd Flake

Former Representative for New York’s 6th District

Flake was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1997.

Photo of Rep. Floyd Flake [D-NY6, 1987-1997]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Flake is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Flake sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Flake recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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

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