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Rep. Thomas Manton

Former Representative for New York’s 7th District

Manton was the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1985 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Manton [D-NY7, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Manton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Manton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Manton was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 13 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Manton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Environmental Protection (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Law (10%) Commerce (10%) International Affairs (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Dec 1998, Manton missed 454 of 7,314 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: