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Rep. John Katko

Former Representative for New York’s 24th District

pronounced jon // KAT-koh

Katko was the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. John Katko [R-NY24, 2015-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Katko.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Katko is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Katko was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 19 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (22%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Emergency Management (12%) Immigration (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Katko recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Katko voted Yea

Passed 254/175 on Jul 27, 2022.

Katko voted Yea

Katko voted Yea

Passed 220/201 on Jun 23, 2022.

Katko voted Yea

Katko voted Yea

Passed 224/206 on Feb 25, 2021.

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 Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Katko voted Nay

Passed 249/177 on Nov 17, 2015.

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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2022, Katko missed 109 of 4,487 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: