Kuhl was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2008.
Kuhl is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Kuhl sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Kuhl was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4515 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4422 West Sciota Street in Scio, New York, as the “Corporal Jason L. Dunham Post …
Does 1 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).
Kuhl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Taxation (12%) Energy (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Commerce (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Kuhl recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.J.Res. 98 (110th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit …
- H.R. 6866 (110th): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource …
- H.R. 6788 (110th): SCHIP Full Funding Extension Act of 2008
- H.R. 6619 (110th): Savings for the Uninsured on Rx Expenses (SURE) Act of 2008
- H.R. 6490 (110th): Promoting the Safe Use of the Internet by Students Act of 2008
- H.R. 6360 (110th): Disabled Public Safety Officers Fairness Act of 2008
- H.R. 6249 (110th): H-HOMERUN Act of 2008
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2008, Kuhl missed 39 of 3,090 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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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