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Rep. Kathleen Hochul

Former Representative from New York’s 26th District, Democrat

Hochul, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 26th congressional district from 2011 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Kathleen Hochul [D-NY26, 2011-2012]


Our unique analysis of the bills Hochul sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hochul is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Hochul sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (42%) Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Taxation (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hochul’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 5326 (112th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
May 10, 2012. Passed 247/163.
Aye H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
Nay S. 1134 (112th): St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act
Mar 1, 2012. Passed 339/80.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

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. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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