Rep. Gary Ackerman

Former Representative from New York’s 5th District, Democrat

Ackerman, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for New York's 7th congressional district (1983-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Ackerman 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ackerman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ackerman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) International Affairs (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Commerce (9%) Health (8%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Jan 2013, Ackerman missed 1,577 of 18,002 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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