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Rep. Joseph Addabbo

Former Representative for New York’s 6th District

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.

Photo of Rep. Joseph Addabbo [D-NY6, 1983-1986]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Addabbo was the primary sponsor of 14 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

Addabbo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Social Welfare (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (11%) Health (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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