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Rep. John Katko

Representative for New York’s 24th District

pronounced jon // KAT-koh


Katko is the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Katko is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Katko has cosponsored 1 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Katko 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Katko has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B Human Rights Campaign: 61% League of Conservation Voters: 43% The Club for Growth: 34% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 29%

Enacted Legislation

Katko was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 11 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

Katko sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Health (16%) Emergency Management (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Education (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Taxation (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Katko voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Katko voted Yea

Katko voted Yea

Katko voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Katko voted Aye

Passed 230/183 on May 9, 2019.

Would a House-passed bill lower costs and allow flexibility, or potentially exclude Americans with preexisting conditions? #### Context Since 2010’s Affordable Care Act, popularly called ...

Katko voted Nay

Passed 240/181 on Jan 6, 2016.

### UPDATE - July 17, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced plans to reintroduce the text of this bill in the 115th ...

Katko voted Nay

Passed 249/177 on Nov 17, 2015.

Katko voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Katko voted Nay

Passed 216/210 on Jun 9, 2015.

This bill is the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, a yearly federal spending bill. The bill began as the Transportation, ...

Katko voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Katko voted No

Passed 239/186 on Feb 3, 2015.

H.R. 596 would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 law that implemented President Obama’s healthcare reforms. The bill would direct the committees of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2021, Katko missed 96 of 3,507 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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Primary Sources

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