Rep. Jack Kemp

Former Representative from New York’s 31st District, Republican

Kemp, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 31st congressional district from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for New York's 38th congressional district (1973-1982); and the representative for New York's 39th congressional district (1971-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Kemp 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kemp is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kemp was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kemp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (18%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Labor and Employment (12%) Education (12%) Social Welfare (11%) Energy (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1988, Kemp missed 1,595 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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