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Rep. Thomas Suozzi

Former Representative for New York’s 3rd District

pronounced TOM-iss // SWAH-zee

Suozzi was the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2017 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3, 2017-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Suozzi.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Suozzi is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 Suozzi sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Suozzi was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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

Suozzi sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (41%) Health (15%) International Affairs (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Suozzi recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Suozzi voted Yea

Suozzi voted Yea

Suozzi voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Suozzi voted Yea

Suozzi voted Nay

Suozzi voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Suozzi voted Aye

Passed 230/168 on Jul 13, 2018.

When the federal government creates laws for state or local governments to follow, but does not correspondingly provide money for those subsidiary levels to carry …

Suozzi voted Nay

Passed 377/34 on Jun 23, 2017.

H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, …

Suozzi voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Suozzi voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2022, Suozzi missed 66 of 3,162 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. 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.

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Primary Sources

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