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Rep. Gerald Solomon

Former Representative for New York’s 22nd District

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
Photo of Rep. Gerald Solomon [R-NY22, 1993-1998]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Solomon was the primary sponsor of 10 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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