Moffett was the representative for Connecticut’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.
Moffett is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Moffett sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Moffett was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Moffett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Moffett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 590 (97th): A resolution to provide for the establishment of a Select Committee on ...
- H.Res. 553 (97th): A resolution to prohibit the consideration in the House of Representatives of ...
- H.Res. 507 (97th): A resolution of inquiry in the matter of possible Executive interference with ...
- H.J.Res. 507 (97th): A joint resolution designating July 27, 1982, as “National Recognition Day for ...
- H.Con.Res. 354 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress respecting maintaining existing regulations ...
- H.Con.Res. 336 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress concerning the compliance ...
- H.Res. 375 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that graduate ...
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Moffett missed 795 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 16.2%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills