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Rep. John LaFalce

Former Representative for New York’s 29th District

LaFalce, a Democrat, was the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district from 1993 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 32nd congressional district (1983-1992); and the representative for New York’s 36th congressional district (1975-1982).

Photo of Rep. John LaFalce [D-NY29, 1993-2002]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

LaFalce is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 LaFalce sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

LaFalce was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

LaFalce sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Commerce (16%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 2002, LaFalce missed 890 of 15,329 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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