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Rep. Michael Forbes

Former Representative from New York’s 1st District, Democrat

Forbes, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Michael Forbes [D-NY1, 1995-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Forbes 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Forbes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Forbes was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Forbes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Law (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Forbes missed 240 of 3,741 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: