Rep. Fernand St. Germain
Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 1st District
St. Germain was the representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1988.
St. Germain is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills St. Germain sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
St. Germain was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 27 (100th): Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987
- H.R. 5521 (99th): A bill to extend until October 13, 1986, the emergency acquisition and net worth guarantee provisions of the Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982.
- H.R. 5371 (99th): A bill to extend until September 15, 1986, the emergency acquisition and net worth guarantee provisions of the Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982.
- H.R. 4551 (99th): A bill to extend for 3 months the emergency acquisition and net worth guarantee provisions of the Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982.
- H.J.Res. 495 (99th): A joint resolution to provide for the temporary extension of certain programs relating to housing and community development, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3009 (99th): Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1985
- H.R. 6267 (97th): Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982
Does 24 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
St. Germain sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
St. Germain recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5521 (100th): Federal Asset Disposition Association Dissolution Act
- H.R. 5490 (100th): A bill for the relief of William J. Guadagni.
- H.R. 5407 (100th): A bill to establish a National Commission on the Thrift Industry.
- H.R. 5094 (100th): Depository Institutions Act of 1988
- H.R. 4981 (100th): Emergency Bank Consolidation Act of 1988
- H.R. 4853 (100th): Money Laundering Control Amendments of 1988
- H.R. 4766 (100th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills