Katko, a Republican, is the representative for New York's 24th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Katko is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Katko.
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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
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John Katko sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Katko was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5338 (114th): Checkpoint Optimization and Efficiency Act of 2016
- H.R. 4698 (114th): Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports Through Enhanced Security Act of 2016
- H.R. 719 (114th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 720 (114th): Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015
- H.R. 2843 (114th): TSA PreCheck Expansion Act
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).
Katko sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (36%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Emergency Management (14%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Some of Katko’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4567: DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017
- H.R. 4408: Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017
- H.R. 3814: No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act
- H.R. 3731: Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017
- H.R. 3714: Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2017
- H.R. 3484: Tick Identification Pilot Program Act of 2017
- H.R. 3328: Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017
|Katko’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 4182: EQUALS Act of 2017
Nov 30, 2017. Passed 213/204.
H.R. 4182 extends the probationary period for appointments to the competitive service and initial appointments as supervisors and managers from one year to two years after the completion of required training and licensing. The bill also extends the probationary period for initial Senior Executive Service ...
H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 9, 2015. Passed 216/210.
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, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. However in a House vote on May 26, the ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Katko missed 27 of 2,005 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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