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Rep. Joseph Morelle

Representative for New York’s 25th District

pronounced JOH-sif // mer-E-lee


Morelle is the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Nov 13, 2018. Morelle is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Morelle has cosponsored 6 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Morelle.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Morelle 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Morelle has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% The Club for Growth: 12%

Committee Membership

Joseph Morelle sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Morelle was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Morelle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (21%) Health (14%) Education (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Commerce (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Morelle voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Morelle voted Yea

Morelle voted Nay

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2018 to Jun 2021, Morelle missed 27 of 1,210 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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.

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Primary Sources

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