Claudia Tenney

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Claudia Tenney
Claudia Tenney, 115th official photo.jpg
Former U.S. Representative from New York's 22nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Predecessor Richard Hanna
Successor Anthony Brindisi
Former Member of the New York State Assembly from the 101st District
From: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Predecessor David Townsend
Successor Brian Miller
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Wayne Cleary, Jr.
Religion Presbyterian[1]

Claudia Tenney (born February 4, 1961, age 62) is an attorney, publisher, and Republican who was the U.S. representative from New York's 22nd district from 2017 to 2019. Prior to that, she served in the New York State Assembly from the 101st district.

In early 2021, she supported a mass-amnesty bill for illegal aliens.[2]

In February 2022, Tenney asserted that "I was Trump before Trump," as she seeks to replace the retiring Republican Tom Reed in a redrawn western congressional district in New York.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 election

Tenney won election to the United States House of Representatives in 2016, defeating Democrat opponent Kim Myers by 5% of the vote.[4]


Tenney voted in favor of the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act, a bill that would repeal the bureaucratic Obamacare-installed IPAB.[5]

Rep. Tenney voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.[6]

Tenney voted in January 2018 in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.[7]

Rep. Tenney voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.[8]

Tenney voted in favor of a bill to cut unnecessary government spending,[9] legislation that narrowly passed the House and narrowly failed to pass in the Senate.

Among Tenney's last votes in the 115th United States Congress was voting in favor of the First Step Act.[10]

2018 election

Rep. Tenney ran for re-election in 2018 during a blue wave and ended up losing to Democrat Anthony Brindisi by less than 2% of the vote.[11]

2020 election

Tenney announced in September 2019 that she is running in the 2020 U.S. House elections to unseat Rep. Brindisi and gain back her old seat.[12] Her bid is endorsed by Donald Trump,[13] and she won her party's primary with 60% of the vote to proceed to the general election.[14] While the general election was tight, she was eventually declared the winner.


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