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Rep. Lee Zeldin

Representative for New York’s 1st District

pronounced lee // ZEL-dun

Zeldin, a Republican, is the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Zeldin is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Zeldin.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Zeldin 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Zeldin has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 93% United States Chamber of Commerce: 89% FreedomWorks: 75% The Club for Growth: 63% Human Rights Campaign: 48% NIAC Action: D American Civil Liberties Union: 11% League of Conservation Voters: 11% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Lee Zeldin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Zeldin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) International Affairs (16%) Education (10%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Zeldin’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for ...
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 356/47.
Nay H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed 229/158.
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2018, Zeldin missed 11 of 2,079 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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