Rep. Herman Badillo

Former Representative from New York’s 21st District, Democrat

Badillo, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 21st congressional district from 1971 to 1978.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Badillo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Badillo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (31%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Immigration (8%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1977, Badillo missed 959 of 3,706 roll call votes, which is 25.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1977. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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