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Rep. John “Randy” Kuhl

Former Representative for New York’s 29th District

Kuhl was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. John “Randy” Kuhl [R-NY29, 2005-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Kuhl was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Kuhl voted No

Passed 368/43 on Apr 23, 2008.

Kuhl voted Aye

Kuhl voted Aye

Passed 299/128 on Jan 9, 2007.

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Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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