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Rep. George Wortley

Former Representative for New York’s 27th District

Wortley was the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 32nd congressional district as a Republican from 1981 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wortley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Wortley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wortley was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Wortley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (23%) Housing and Community Development (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) International Affairs (9%) Families (9%) Private Legislation (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Wortley recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1988, Wortley missed 248 of 3,547 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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