Zeldin is the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Zeldin is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Zeldin.
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 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lee Zeldin sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism subcommittees
- Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Ranking Member
- House Committee on Financial Services
Zeldin was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 828: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the “Congressman Bill Carney Post Office”.
- H.R. 829: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the “Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office ...
- H.J.Res. 132 (115th): Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Indirect ...
Does 3 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).
Zeldin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (27%) International Affairs (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (8%) Immigration (6%)
Some of Zeldin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8279: Quantum Network Infrastructure Act of 2020
- H.Res. 1093: Establishing a “Bill of Rights” to support United States law enforcement personnel nationwide ...
- H.R. 6293: Interagency Council on Homelessness Coronavirus Guidance Act of 2020
- H.R. 5846: Neutralizing Unfair Chinese Export Subsidies Act of 2020
- H.R. 5595: Israel Anti-Boycott Act
- H.R. 4630: Student Testing Improvement and Accountability Act
- H.R. 4214: Preserving Qualified Housing Assistance Act of 2019
From Jan 2015 to Oct 2020, Zeldin missed 49 of 3,454 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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