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Rep. John Rooney

Former Representative for New York’s 14th District

Rooney, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 14th congressional district from 1953 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for New York's 12th congressional district (1945-1952); and the representative for New York's 4th congressional district (1943-1944).

Enacted Legislation

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

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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

Rooney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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