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Rep. Sherwood “Sherry” Boehlert

Former Representative for New York’s 24th District

Boehlert was the representative for New York’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002; and the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Sherwood “Sherry” Boehlert [R-NY24, 2003-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Boehlert is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Boehlert sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Boehlert was the primary sponsor of 11 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 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

Boehlert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Energy (9%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2006, Boehlert missed 362 of 12,865 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: