Rep. Vito Fossella Jr.

Former Representative from New York’s 13th District, Republican

Fossella, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 13th congressional district from 1997 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Fossella 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fossella is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fossella sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (12%) Law (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Emergency Management (9%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1997 to Dec 2008, Fossella missed 472 of 7,133 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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