Hanley was the representative for New York’s 32nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1980.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 35th congressional district as a Democrat from 1971 to 1972; and the representative for New York’s 34th congressional district as a Democrat from 1965 to 1970.
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 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 from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Hanley was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7237 (96th): A bill to ensure that the compensation and other emoluments attached to the office of Secretary of State are those which were in effect January 1, 1977.
- H.R. 4732 (96th): A bill to fix the annual rates of pay for the Architect of the Capitol and the Assistant Architect of the Capitol.
- H.R. 4616 (96th): A bill to make certain technical and clerical amendments to title 5, United States Code.
- H.R. 2253 (95th): A bill for the relief of Ruben P. Din.
- H.R. 8603 (94th): Postal Reorganization Act Amendments
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
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%)
Some of Hanley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8044 (96th): A bill for the relief of Rutherford K. Clarke and his wife ...
- H.R. 7657 (96th): A bill to amend section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 7393 (96th): A bill to create an independent Office of the Special Counsel.
- H.R. 7370 (96th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to make Inauguration ...
- H.R. 7237 (96th): A bill to ensure that the compensation and other emoluments attached to ...
- H.R. 7159 (96th): A bill to amend title 10 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 6768 (96th): A bill to reform the process for the selection and oversight of ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||17||3||17.6%||0th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||38||61.3%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills