Rep. Thomas Downey [D]

Former Representative from New York’s 2nd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1975-1992 Representative New York's 2nd District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Downey 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Downey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Downey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Social Welfare (17%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (6%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Education (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Downey missed 473 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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