Hochul was the representative for New York’s 26th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2011 to 2012.
Hochul is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Hochul sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Hochul was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Hochul sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hochul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6516 (112th): Tuscarora Nation Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 6328 (112th): Clothe a Homeless Hero Act
- H.R. 6329 (112th): Build It in America Act of 2012
- H.R. 6330 (112th): Protect Seniors Against Identity Theft and Fraud Act of 2012
- H.R. 6130 (112th): National Treasure Promotion and Investment Act of 2012
- H.R. 6103 (112th): Stop Medicare Fraud Act of 2012
- H.R. 6008 (112th): Vocational Employment and Technical Skills Act
From Jun 2011 to Jan 2013, Hochul missed 2 of 1,225 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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