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.
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 from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Boehlert was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1674 (109th): Tsunami Warning and Education Act
- H.R. 4962 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Pitcher Street in Utica, New York, as the “Captain George A. Wood Post Office ...
- H.R. 5245 (108th): To extend the liability indemnification regime for the commercial space transportation industry.
- H.R. 3394 (107th): Cyber Security Research and Development Act
- H.R. 4687 (107th): National Construction Safety Team Act
- H.R. 1982 (106th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic located at 125 Brookley Drive, Rome, New York, as the “Donald J. Mitchell Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient ...
- H.J.Res. 98 (102nd): Designating March 4-10, 1991, as “National School Breakfast Week”.
Does 11 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).
Boehlert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (12%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Energy (9%) International Affairs (8%)
Some of Boehlert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5787 (109th): Minimum Wage Competitiveness Act of 2006
- H.R. 5679 (109th): United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act
- H.Res. 753 (109th): Commending American craft brewers.
- H.R. 5078 (109th): Department of Environmental Protection Act
- H.R. 4962 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.Con.Res. 343 (109th): Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
- H.Con.Res. 324 (109th): Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a technical correction in ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills