Rep. James Delaney

Former Representative from New York’s 9th District, Democrat

Delaney, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 9th congressional district from 1963 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for New York's 7th congressional district (1953-1962); the representative for New York's 6th congressional district (1949-1952); and the representative for New York's 6th congressional district (1945-1946).


Our unique analysis of the bills Delaney 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Delaney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Delaney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) Education (18%) International Affairs (14%) Social Welfare (13%) Health (8%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1945 to Oct 1978, Delaney missed 597 of 7,682 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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