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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.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 1987, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated St. Germain for accepting free flights on corporate aircraft, intervening on behalf of an organization in which he had a financial interest and inadequate financial disclosure and, on Apr. 9, 1987, recommended no sanction.

Apr. 9, 1987 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no sanction, report approved and filed

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full 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 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).

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%)

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: