He was previously the representative for New York’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2012; and the representative for New York’s 18th congressional district as a Democrat from 1989 to 1992.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Serrano.
Serrano is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Serrano has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
José Serrano sits on the following committees:
Serrano was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6282 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in Bronx, New York, as the “Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post ...
- H.R. 1350 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the “Herman Badillo Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4938 (111th): To permit the use of previously appropriated funds to extend the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3170 (111th): Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010
- H.R. 282 (105th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 153 East 110th Street, New York, New York, as the “Oscar Garcia Rivera Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4312 (102nd): Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992
- H.J.Res. 91 (102nd): Designating June 10 through 16, 1991, as “Pediatric AIDS Awareness Week”.
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).
Serrano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (22%) International Affairs (19%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Immigration (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Serrano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3055: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 2420: National Museum of the American Latino Act
- H.R. 1934: Stop Harmful and Abusive Telecommunications Expression Act of 2019
- H.R. 1470: Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019
- H.R. 1099: Safety, Efficiency, and Accountability in Transportation Projects Through Public Inspection Act of 2019
- H.R. 620: Reserve Retirement Deployment Credit Correction Act
- H.R. 212: Solar Villages Initiative Act
From Mar 1990 to Jun 2019, Serrano missed 644 of 18,958 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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