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Rep. Steve J. Israel

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Birthdate: b. 05/30/1958
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
District: represents NY-02
Political Party: Democratic, Independence, Working Families
Religion: Jewish
Education: B.A., Political Science, George Washington University, 1983 Attended, Syracuse University, 1978-1979 A.A., Liberal Arts, Nassau Community College, 1978.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 105,276 (70.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $972,475 (#172)
Spent 83% (#219)
From self 0% (#19)
From individuals 74% (#58)
From PACs 25% (#449)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 29 (#190)
Total cost $43,341,550 (#239)
Received 28 (#187)
Total cost $36,725,550 (#214)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 33% left-wing (#266)
Predictable 97% (#93)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 4 times (#303)
Avg. length 849 words (#255)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,294 (#198)
Introduced 84 (#193)
Debated 2 (#443)
Enacted 2 (#283)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
NAACP 85% (6/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 83% (5/6 votes)
Public Citizen 80% (8/10 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 71% (5/7 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Handshakes

Handshakes are funds that are donated to a politician by a employees of a company, and flow back out to the same company.
Earmark Recipient Donations Earmarks Cycle
L Communications $3,250 $1600000 2008

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Daniel Mr. Nir $10,200 from May 21, 2001 to May 17, 2005
2 Edward Mr. Gersh $10,000 from February 6, 2001 to February 28, 2006
3 Roger Mr. Tilles $10,000 from January 29, 2001 to March 8, 2006
4 Michael Mr. Bender $10,000 from June 28, 2001 to October 13, 2006
5 Jack Mr. Kulka $10,000 from January 29, 2001 to March 31, 2005
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Self $301,360
2 Nbty $34,800
3 Kleinknecht Electric $27,950
4 Reckson Associates $26,950
5 Bana Electric $26,500
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Mr. Frederick Wahl - L-3 Communications $5,000
2 Mr. Frederick P. Mcluckie - International Brotherhood Of Teamsters $5,000
3 Mr. James R. Meltsner - Northrop Grumman Corporation $5,000
4 Mr. David J. Manning - National Grid, Usa $5,000
5 George Nichols - New York Life Insurance Company $4,000
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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