Steve Israel

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U.S. Representative

Steve Israel (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat

2012 candidates for NY-03

Confirmed: Steve Israel, Stephen Labate
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for NY-03)
On the Web
Official website

Steve Israel, a Democrat, has represented the Second Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2000.


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 85 - 17/20 95 - 19/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 58 - 11/20 not avail.

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal


Israel was born May 30, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from The George Washington University. He was elected to the town board in Huntington, New York in 1993. After Rick Lazio left his House seat to run for the United States Senate in 2000, Israel was elected to the U.S. House.

Congressional career

Israel "is best known for his leadership on three diverse but vitally important issues in Congress: national security, health and the environment, and U.S.-Israeli relations. Since he was first sworn into the House in 2001, he has been widely acknowledged as an independent, effective and emerging national leader. Newsday dubbed Israel "rookie of the year" in his first term, and later identified him as one of eight "national rising stars." In his first term, Representative Israel passed more new measures in the House than any other freshman Democrat, most proudly a bill to accelerate research and treatment of ovarian cancer."[1]

"In 2005, Israel formed the House Center Aisle Caucus - a group of nearly 50 House Democrats and Republicans working to establish a respectful dialogue on contentious issues instead of partisan attacks and insults."[2]

In his second term, Israel was tapped for a leadership position as Assistant Whip. In his three terms in Congress, Rep. Israel has secured more that $83 million in federal appropriations to strengthen and expand Long Island's economy, including: $41 million in defense contracts; $14 million in road improvements; $2.5 million in health and education grants; and $14.5 million in environmental protections.[3]

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Israel’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Israel retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Fisher Brothers$ 27,500
PHIBRO Animal Health$ 22,500
Deloitte LLP$ 20,500
Cablevision Systems$ 20,000
Time Warner Cable$ 19,500
Sterling Equities$ 19,036
Northrop Grumman$ 18,500
Rosen Partners$ 17,500
L-3 Communications$ 17,000
Henry Schein Inc$ 16,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Steve Israel
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Steve Israel. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2457 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3335 Fax: 202-225-4669
    Webform email
District offices
  • 150 Motor Parkway, Suite 108, Hauppauge, NY 11788
    Ph: 631-951-2210 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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