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Rep. James Hanley

Former Representative for New York’s 32nd District

Hanley, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 32nd congressional district from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for New York's 35th congressional district (1971-1972); and the representative for New York's 34th congressional district (1965-1970).

Photo of Rep. James Hanley [D-NY32, 1973-1980]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hanley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Hanley sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hanley was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hanley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (46%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Energy (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1895 to Dec 1980, Hanley missed 597 of 7,292 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: