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Rep. Guy Molinari

Former Representative for New York’s 14th District

Molinari was the representative for New York’s 14th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1989.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1981 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Molinari is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Molinari sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Molinari was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Molinari sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (34%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Environmental Protection (12%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Health (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Molinari 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 Nov 1989, Molinari missed 349 of 3,915 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1989. 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.

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Primary Sources

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