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Rep. Frederick Richmond

Former Representative for New York’s 14th District

Richmond, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 14th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Richmond is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Richmond sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Richmond was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Richmond sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Arts, Culture, Religion (18%) Agriculture and Food (18%) Taxation (17%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (8%) Animals (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Aug 1982, Richmond missed 797 of 4,733 roll call votes, which is 16.8%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1982. 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: