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.
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.
Robison was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1715 (93rd): For the relief of Corporal Paul C. Amedeo, United States Marine Corps Reserve.
- H.R. 1716 (93rd): For the relief of Jean Albertha Service Gordon.
- H.R. 7888 (93rd): Budget Control Act
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).
Robison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Energy (9%) Social Welfare (9%)
Some of Robison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 1182 (93rd): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 17336 (93rd): Elderly Americans Drug Abuse Prevention Act
- H.Con.Res. 664 (93rd): Concurrent resolution to establish a target for budget outlays for fiscal year ...
- H.R. 16953 (93rd): Rural Health Assistance Act
- H.J.Res. 1142 (93rd): Joint resolution to require the Watergate Special Prosecution Force to make available ...
- H.R. 16803 (93rd): Public Documents Act
- H.R. 16760 (93rd): Safe Drinking Water Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills