Rep. Michael Lawler
Representative for New York’s 17th District
Lawler proposed $59 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $18 million to Town of Ramapo for “Town of Ramapo Safer Neighborhoods Project”
- $8 million to Putnam County for “Putnam County Pedestrian Improvement Project”
- $5 million to Rockland County Sewer District No. 1 for “Rockland Sewer Screenings Improvement Project”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Lawler is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lawler has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 19, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Michael Lawler sits on the following committees:
Lawler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Lawler recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5114: Giving Reservists A Valiant Eternity Act
- H.R. 4875: Doctors in our Borders Act
- H.R. 4795: Fentanyl Kills Act
- H.Res. 596: Calling for the restoration of power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
- H.Res. 586: Calling for the restoration of power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
- H.R. 4493: District of Columbia One Vote One Choice Act
- H.R. 4339: Preserving Local Medicaid Access Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Lawler missed 5 of 401 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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