Rep. William Owens

Former Representative from New York’s 21st District, Democrat

Owens, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 21st congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district (2009-2012).



Our unique analysis of the bills Owens 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Owens is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Owens for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Owens sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Immigration (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 2009 to Dec 2014, Owens missed 70 of 3,599 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 26 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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