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Rep. Herman Badillo

Former Representative for New York’s 21st District

Badillo was the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. Herman Badillo [D-NY21, 1971-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Badillo is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Badillo sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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

Missed Votes

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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