Rep. Lester Wolff

Former Representative from New York’s 6th District, Democrat

Wolff, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 6th congressional district from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for New York's 3rd congressional district (1965-1972).


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wolff is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wolff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) International Affairs (17%) Education (14%) Labor and Employment (12%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Energy (6%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Wolff missed 829 of 7,131 roll call votes, which is 11.6%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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