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Rep. Barbara Kennelly

Former Representative from Connecticut’s 1st District, Democrat

Kennelly, a Democrat, was the representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district from 1981 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Barbara Kennelly [D-CT1, 1981-1998]


Our unique analysis of the bills Kennelly sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kennelly is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kennelly was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kennelly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Commerce (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Families (10%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1982 to Dec 1998, Kennelly missed 312 of 8,679 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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