Rep. James Hastings

Former Representative from New York’s 39th District, Republican

Hastings, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 39th congressional district from 1973 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for New York's 38th congressional district (1969-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Hastings 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hastings is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hastings sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (37%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Taxation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Jan 1976, Hastings missed 414 of 2,787 roll call votes, which is 14.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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