Rep. Christopher Shays

Former Representative from Connecticut's 4th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-2009 Representative,
Connecticut's 4th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Shays was a centrist Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Shays’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Shays’s bills had a total of 202 cosponsors in the 110th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Shays to other members of the House of Representatives in the 110th 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 Shays’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Sep 1987 to Dec 2008, Shays missed 287 of 12,648 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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