Morrison was the representative for Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1990.
Morrison is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Morrison sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Morrison was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3468 (101st): Connecticut Coastal Protection Act of 1990
- H.R. 2334 (100th): Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge Designation Act of 1987
Does 2 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).
Morrison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Immigration (32%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Private Legislation (11%) International Affairs (11%) Taxation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Some of Morrison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 394 (101st): Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make corrections in the enrollment ...
- H.R. 5683 (101st): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate the windfall ...
- H.R. 5339 (101st): To authorize appropriations for refugee and entrant assistance for fiscal years 1991 ...
- H.R. 4899 (101st): To extend for 2 years the operation of sections 599D and 599E ...
- H.R. 4836 (101st): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for adjustments on ...
- H.R. 4440 (101st): For the relief of Mary P. Carlton and Lee Alan Tan.
- H.R. 4300 (101st): Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1990, Morrison missed 470 of 3,639 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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