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Rep. John Katko

Representative for New York’s 24th District

pronounced jon // KAT-koh

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.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Katko.

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 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.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 98% Human Rights Campaign: 80% Americans for Prosperity: 76% FreedomWorks: 53% The Club for Growth: 35% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 29% American Civil Liberties Union: 23% League of Conservation Voters: 21% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

John Katko sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Katko was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Katko’s Vote Vote Description
No 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 ...
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
No 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. ...
Nay 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 ...
Yea 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 ...

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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