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Rep. Lester Wolff

Former Representative for New York’s 6th District

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).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wolff is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Wolff sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wolff 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

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%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: