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.
Rooney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 15404 (93rd): Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act
- H.R. 8916 (93rd): Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
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).
Rooney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Rooney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15404 (93rd): Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation ...
- H.Res. 1149 (93rd): Resolution to condemn terrorist killings of schoolchildren in Israel.
- H.R. 13020 (93rd): A bill to permit officers and employees of the Federal Government to ...
- H.R. 10555 (93rd): A bill to prohibit without congressional approval expenditures of appropriated funds with ...
- H.R. 9303 (93rd): A bill to name the U.S. Customs Court and Federal Office Building ...
- H.R. 9218 (93rd): A bill to require that a percentage of U.S. oil imports be ...
- H.R. 8916 (93rd): Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations ...
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 and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills