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Rep. Thomas Manton

Former Representative from New York’s 7th District, Democrat

Manton, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 7th congressional district from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for New York's 9th congressional district (1985-1992).

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Manton 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Manton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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.

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Primary Sources

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