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Rep. Richard L. Hanna

Former Representative for New York’s 22nd District

Hanna was the representative for New York’s 22nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2016.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Richard L. Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Hanna.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hanna is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Hanna sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hanna was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hanna sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Commerce (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) International Affairs (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Social Sciences and History (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Health (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hanna recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hanna voted Nay

Passed 245/182 on Jul 13, 2016.

Hanna voted Nay

Failed 229/158 on May 23, 2016.

Hanna voted Nay

Passed 240/181 on Jan 6, 2016.

### UPDATE - July 17, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced plans to reintroduce the text of this bill in the 115th …

Hanna voted No

Passed 241/187 on Sep 18, 2015.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3134 in the House. The bill would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. Have strong …

Hanna voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Hanna voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Hanna voted Aye

Hanna voted Nay

Passed 303/121 on May 22, 2014.

Hanna voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Hanna voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Hanna missed 271 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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Primary Sources

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