Addabbo was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1986.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1963 to 1982; and the representative for New York’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1961 to 1962.
Addabbo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Addabbo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Addabbo was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2787 (99th): A bill to extend through fiscal year 1988 SBA Pilot Programs under section 8 of The Small Business Act.
- H.J.Res. 104 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 21, through April 28, 1985, as “Jewish Heritage Week”.
- H.R. 4185 (98th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1984
- H.J.Res. 80 (98th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 17 through April 24, 1983, as “Jewish Heritage Week”.
- H.R. 1608 (97th): An act for the relief of Mrs. Frieda Simonson.
- H.J.Res. 448 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 25 through May 2, 1982, as “Jewish Heritage Week”.
- H.R. 4995 (97th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1982
Does 14 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).
Addabbo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (11%) Health (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (9%)
Some of Addabbo’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 553 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a ...
- H.J.Res. 487 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the month of April 1986 as “Youth ...
- H.R. 3940 (99th): Youth Camp Safety Awareness Act
- H.R. 3629 (99th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1986
- H.R. 3056 (99th): A bill to amend the Small Business Act to restrict the authority ...
- H.R. 2787 (99th): A bill to extend through fiscal year 1988 SBA Pilot Programs under ...
- H.R. 2668 (99th): Prepaid Prescription Program Negotiation Act
From Jan 1961 to Apr 1986, Addabbo missed 1,394 of 9,828 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1986. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills