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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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%) Education (11%) Emergency Management (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1998 to Sep 2016, Meeks missed 1,114 of 12,794 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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