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Rep. John Rooney

Former Representative for New York’s 14th District

Rooney was the representative for New York’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1953 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1945 to 1952; and the representative for New York’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1943 to 1944.

Enacted Legislation

Rooney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Rooney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (60%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) International Affairs (20%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Rooney recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 1944 to Dec 1974, Rooney missed 1,463 of 5,055 roll call votes, which is 28.9%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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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