Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2001
Rep. Michael Forbes [D-NY1, 1995-2000] leaves office as Representative for New York's 1st congressional district.
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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.
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)
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%)
Some of Forbes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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