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Rep. José Serrano

Representative for New York’s 15th District

pronounced hoh-ZAY // suh-RAH-noh

Serrano is the representative for New York’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Serrano is next up for reelection in 2020.

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.

Photo of Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Serrano.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Committee Membership

José Serrano sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Serrano was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Serrano voted Nay

Passed 410/1 on May 10, 2016.

Serrano voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Serrano voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Serrano voted No

Serrano voted Nay

Serrano voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Serrano voted No

Passed 227/189 on Nov 15, 2007.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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