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Rep. Frank Horton

Former Representative for New York’s 29th District

Horton was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 34th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982; and the representative for New York’s 36th congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1972.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Horton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Horton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Horton was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Horton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Taxation (18%) Health (11%) Private Legislation (11%) Immigration (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Oct 1992, Horton missed 1,219 of 12,745 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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