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Rep. Theodore Weiss

Former Representative for New York’s 17th District

Weiss was the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1977 to 1982.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weiss is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Weiss sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Weiss was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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

Weiss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (26%) Social Welfare (17%) International Affairs (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Families (7%) Taxation (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Sep 1992, Weiss missed 629 of 8,101 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1992. 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: