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Rep. Samuel Stratton

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

Stratton, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for New York's 28th congressional district (1973-1982); the representative for New York's 29th congressional district (1971-1972); the representative for New York's 35th congressional district (1963-1970); and the representative for New York's 32nd congressional district (1959-1962).


Our unique analysis of the bills Stratton 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stratton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Stratton was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Stratton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) International Affairs (9%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1988, Stratton missed 867 of 11,329 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: