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Rep. John Faso

Former Representative for New York’s 19th District

pronounced jon // FA-soh

Faso was the representative for New York’s 19th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2017 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Faso.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Faso is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Faso sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Faso was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Faso sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (25%) Health (25%) Transportation and Public Works (20%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Energy (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Faso recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Faso voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Faso voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This …

Faso voted No

Passed 215/189 on Mar 8, 2018.

H.R. 1119 addresses the application of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, issued pursuant to section 112 of the …

Faso voted Nay

Passed 227/203 on Dec 19, 2017.

## Update \#4 --- Dec. 17, 2017 House and Senate Republicans have come to an agreement on the tax bill, H.R. 1, which they intend …

Faso voted Nay

Passed 216/212 on Oct 26, 2017.

H. Con. Res. 71 establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 and the budget levels for fiscal years 2019-2027. Specifically, the resolution sets overall discretionary …

Faso voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Faso voted No

Passed 228/194 on Mar 29, 2017.

Environmental Protection Agency supporters have had a rough couple of months: a potential 31 percent budget cut, a new administrator who made his name by …

Faso voted Nay

Passed 215/205 on Mar 28, 2017.

A Republican bill would block a regulation of President Obama’s that they see as executive overreach, but privacy advocates claim it could allow companies to …

Faso voted No

Passed 220/201 on Mar 9, 2017.

H.R. 985 prohibits a federal court from certifying any proposed class seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss unless the party seeking the …

Faso voted No

Passed 230/188 on Feb 16, 2017.

Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. …

Faso voted Nay

Passed 221/191 on Feb 3, 2017.

H.J. Res. 36 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that requires operators to take various actions to reduce …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2018, Faso missed 8 of 1,210 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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