Rep. Richard Ottinger

Former Representative from New York’s 20th District, Democrat

Ottinger, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 20th congressional district from 1983 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for New York's 24th congressional district (1975-1982); and the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1965-1970).



Our unique analysis of the bills Ottinger 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ottinger is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ottinger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Energy (17%) International Affairs (17%) Taxation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1984, Ottinger missed 515 of 7,121 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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