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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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 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 6, 2015 to Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

John Katko sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Katko was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 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 (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Emergency Management (15%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Katko voted Yea

Katko voted Yea

Failed 269/147 on May 28, 2020.

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 Not Voting

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 ...

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 Aye

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 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 Sep 2020, Katko missed 93 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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