Sen. Christopher Dodd

Former Senator from Connecticut


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1981-2010 Senator Connecticut
1975-1980 Representative Connecticut's 2nd District

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2010, Dodd missed 641 of 10,586 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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