Solomon was the representative for New York’s 22nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1998.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; and the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 to 1982.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1996, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Solomon for a press release and letter sent to a New York state assemblyman which included language that implied possible retaliation for political disagreement. On May. 8, 1996, the complaint was dismissed after Solomon indicated he had not retaliated and had never intended to retaliate.
|May. 8, 1996||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the complaint after Solomon indicated he had not retaliated and had never intended to retaliate|
Solomon 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Solomon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Solomon was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2070 (105th): Correction Officers Health and Safety Act of 1998
- H.J.Res. 138 (105th): Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
- H.J.Res. 131 (105th): Waiving certain enrollment requirements for the remainder of the One Hundred Fifth Congress with respect to any bill or joint resolution making general or continuing appropriations for ...
- H.R. 4137 (104th): Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996
- H.R. 680 (104th): To extend the time for construction of certain FERC licensed hydro projects.
- H.J.Res. 133 (102nd): Authorizing and requesting the President to designate the second full week in March 1991 as “National Employ the Older Worker Week”.
- H.J.Res. 150 (101st): To designate April 30, 1989, as “National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Centennial Day”.
Does 10 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).
Solomon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Law (14%) International Affairs (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)
Some of Solomon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 606 (105th): Providing for an organizational caucus or conference in the House of Representatives ...
- H.Res. 608 (105th): Providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the ...
- H.J.Res. 138 (105th): Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the ...
- H.Res. 605 (105th): Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill ...
- H.Con.Res. 353 (105th): Providing for the sine die adjournment of the second session of the ...
- H.Res. 607 (105th): Providing for a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the ...
- H.R. 4829 (105th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over ...
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1998, Solomon missed 434 of 10,308 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills