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Rep. James Scheuer

Former Representative from New York’s 8th District, Democrat-Liberal

Scheuer, a Democrat-Liberal, was the representative for New York's 8th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for New York's 11th congressional district (1975-1982; Democrat); the representative for New York's 22nd congressional district (1971-1972; Democrat); and the representative for New York's 21st congressional district (1965-1970; Democrat).


Our unique analysis of the bills Scheuer 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scheuer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Scheuer was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Scheuer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (42%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) International Affairs (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Energy (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1992, Scheuer missed 1,105 of 11,436 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: