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Rep. Jamaal Bowman

Representative for New York’s 16th District

pronounced JA-mahl // BOW-mun


Bowman is the representative for New York’s 16th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Bowman is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Misconduct

In January 2022, Rep. Bowman was arrested while protesting at the Capitol. He informed the Committee he will pay the $200 fine and no further action will be taken by the Committee.

Apr. 2, 2022 House Committee on Ethics reported that Rep. Bowman was arrested while protesting at the Capitol. He informed the Committee he will pay the $200 fine and no further action will be taken by the Committee
Photo of Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY16]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bowman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Bowman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jamaal Bowman sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bowman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (17%) Arts, Culture, Religion (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Taxation (17%) Housing and Community Development (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bowman recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Bowman voted Nay

Bowman voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Bowman voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Bowman voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Bowman voted Nay

Bowman voted Nay

Bowman voted Nay

Bowman voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Jun 2022, Bowman missed 8 of 748 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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: