He was previously the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2012; and the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1992 to 1992.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Nadler.
Nadler is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Nadler has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jerrold Nadler sits on the following committees:
Nadler was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4684 (111th): National September 11 Memorial & Museum Commemorative Medal Act of 2010
- H.R. 145 (108th): To designate the Federal building located at 290 Broadway in New York, New York, as the “Ted Weiss Federal Building”.
- H.R. 2882 (107th): Expedited Benefits bill
Does 3 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).
Nadler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Nadler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3920: End Employer Collusion Act
- H.R. 3884: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
- H.R. 2749: Restoring Justice for Workers Act
- H.R. 2694: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
- H.R. 2678: No President is Above the Law Act
- H.R. 2648: Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 2375: Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act
From Jan 1993 to Oct 2019, Nadler missed 815 of 17,725 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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.
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