Hinchey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Hinchey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Hinchey was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3234 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Chestnut Street in Liberty, New York, as the “Ben R. Gerow Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3030 (106th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 757 Warren Road in Ithaca, New York, as the “Matthew F. McHugh Post Office”.
- H.R. 2302 (106th): To designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 307 Main Street in Johnson City, New York, as the “James W. McCabe, Sr. Post ...
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).
Hinchey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Emergency Management (9%) Law (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Hinchey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4457 (112th): To require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to take certain actions to ...
- H.R. 3299 (112th): To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to apply ...
- H.R. 2488 (112th): SERVE Act of 2011
- H.R. 2452 (112th): Hudson River Valley Special Resource Study Act
- H.R. 2451 (112th): Glass-Steagall Restoration Act of 2011
- H.R. 2423 (112th): Buy American Enhancement Act of 2011
- H.R. 2328 (112th): End Excessive Oil Speculation Now Act of 2011
From Jan 1993 to Jan 2013, Hinchey missed 879 of 13,431 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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