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Rep. William Paxon

Former Representative from New York’s 27th District, Republican

Paxon, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 27th congressional district from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for New York's 31st congressional district (1989-1992).

Photo of Rep. William Paxon [R-NY27, 1993-1998]


Our unique analysis of the bills Paxon 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). Paxon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Paxon was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Paxon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (17%) Law (17%) Social Welfare (17%) Environmental Protection (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Taxation (7%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 1998, Paxon missed 140 of 5,485 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with 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: