Rep. Steve Israel
Former Representative for New York’s 3rd District
Read our 2016 Report Card for Israel.
Israel 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Israel sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Israel was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3917 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 695 Marconi Boulevard in Copiague, New York, as the “Maxine S. Postal United States Post …
- H.R. 3379 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 375 Carlls Path in Deer Park, New York, as the “Raymond M. Downey Post Office …
Does 2 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).
Israel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (25%) Taxation (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) International Affairs (11%) Education (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Commerce (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Israel recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6398 (114th): To amend the Small Business Act to provide for the inclusion of …
- H.R. 6332 (114th): National Hate Crimes Hotline Act of 2016
- H.R. 6259 (114th): Protecting Our Kids’ Medicine Act of 2016
- H.R. 6146 (114th): Middle Class Dependent Care Fairness Act of 2016
- H.R. 6084 (114th): Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2016
- H.R. 6083 (114th): Patient Navigation Assistance Act of 2016
- H.R. 6054 (114th): American Parks American Products Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2016, Israel missed 291 of 11,097 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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