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Rep. Fernand St. Germain

Former Representative from Rhode Island’s 1st District, Democrat

St. Germain, a Democrat, was the representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district from 1961 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills St. Germain sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). St. Germain is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

St. Germain was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

St. Germain sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (43%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Taxation (5%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of St. Germain’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Oct 1988, St. Germain missed 1,356 of 11,148 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: