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Rep. Howard Robison

Former Representative for New York’s 27th District

Robison was the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1972; and the representative for New York’s 37th congressional district as a Republican from 1957 to 1962.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Robison is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Robison sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Robison was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Robison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Taxation (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Water Resources Development (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Energy (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Robison recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1958 to Dec 1974, Robison missed 333 of 3,785 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: