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Rep. Richard Hanna

Former Representative for New York’s 22nd District

Hanna, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 22nd congressional district from 2013 to 2016.

He was previously the representative for New York's 24th congressional district (2011-2012).

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

Analysis

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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%) International Affairs (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Social Sciences and History (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hanna’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed 229/158.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 990 (112th): PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
May 26, 2011. Passed 250/153.
Nay H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 17, 2011. Passed 279/143.
No H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 14, 2011. Passed 275/144.

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. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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