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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lee Zeldin sits on the following committees:
Zeldin was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 828 (116th): 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 (116th): 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 ...
- 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 (31%) International Affairs (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Immigration (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Zeldin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 283: Establishing a “Bill of Rights” to support United States law enforcement personnel nationwide ...
- H.R. 1995: Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2021
- H.R. 1866: To establish and support a quantum network infrastructure research and development program at ...
- H.R. 1476: PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program Act
- H.R. 1273: Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Cancer Study Act
- H.R. 492: Supporting Veteran Families in Need Act
- H.R. 342: PFC Garfield M. Langhorn Memorial Semipostal Stamp to Benefit our Veterans Act of ...
From Jan 2015 to May 2021, Zeldin missed 58 of 3,645 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. 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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