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Rep. Major Owens

Former Representative from New York’s 11th District, Democrat

Owens, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 11th congressional district from 1993 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for New York's 12th congressional district (1983-1992).

Photo of Rep. Major Owens [D-NY11, 1993-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Owens 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Owens is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Owens was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Owens sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Labor and Employment (13%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (10%) Commerce (9%) Immigration (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2006, Owens missed 1,180 of 12,865 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: