Sen. Abraham Ribicoff

Former Senator from Connecticut, Democrat

Ribicoff, a Democrat, was a senator from Connecticut from 1963 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district (1949-1952).



Our unique analysis of the bills Ribicoff sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ribicoff is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Ribicoff was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ribicoff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (56%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Ribicoff missed 1,127 of 7,907 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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