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Rep. James Delaney

Former Representative for New York’s 9th District

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).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Delaney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Delaney sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: