Rep. Peter Peyser

Former Representative from New York’s 23rd District, Democrat

Peyser, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district from 1979 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district (1973-1976; Republican); and the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1971-1972; Republican).


Our unique analysis of the bills Peyser 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Peyser is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peyser sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Energy (15%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Social Welfare (15%) International Affairs (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1982, Peyser missed 897 of 5,088 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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