Peyser was the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1982.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1976; and the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 1971 to 1972.
Peyser is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Peyser sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Peyser was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2082 (94th): A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1964.
- H.J.Res. 398 (93rd): Joint resolution to authorize and request the President to proclaim April 29, 1973, as a day of observance of the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
Does 2 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).
Peyser sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Peyser’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 608 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House that all bottles or ...
- H.R. 7167 (97th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the ...
- H.Con.Res. 410 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to ...
- H.R. 6998 (97th): Indian Point Nuclear Power Safety Review Act
- H.R. 6984 (97th): A bill to amend title of the Social Security to restore eligibility ...
- H.R. 6918 (97th): A bill to authorize the Attorney General to assist Rockland County, New ...
- H.J.Res. 497 (97th): A joint resolution with regard to Presidential certifications on conditions in El ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills