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Rep. Ella Grasso

Former Representative for Connecticut’s 6th District

Grasso, a Democrat, was the representative for Connecticut's 6th congressional district from 1971 to 1974.

Photo of Rep. Ella Grasso [D-CT6, 1971-1974]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Grasso is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Grasso sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Grasso 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

Grasso sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Taxation (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Energy (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Grasso missed 303 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: