Sen. Christopher Dodd

Former Senator from Connecticut

Elected Positions

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Dodd was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Dodd’s time serving in the Senate. Dodd’s bills had a total of 584 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Dodd to other members of the Senate in the 111th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 639 of 10,571 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. 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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Recent Legislative Activity