Rep. Gregory Meeks

Representative from New York’s 5th District, Democrat

Meeks, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 5th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New York's 6th congressional district (1997-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Meeks has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Meeks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Meeks for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Gregory Meeks sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Meeks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (32%) International Affairs (26%) Emergency Management (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%) Education (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meeks’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 17, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Res. 162: Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Mar 23, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Feb 1998 to Dec 2016, Meeks missed 1,114 of 12,842 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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