Rep. John Wydler

Former Representative from New York’s 5th District, Republican

Wydler, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 5th congressional district from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for New York's 4th congressional district (1963-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Wydler sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wydler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wydler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Taxation (14%) Environmental Protection (14%) Law (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Wydler missed 972 of 7,361 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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