Franks was the representative for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 1996.
Franks is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Franks sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Franks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Health (11%) Law (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Franks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 202 (104th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that United States companies should acquire ...
- H.R. 3214 (104th): To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 ...
- H.R. 3190 (104th): To prohibit Federal agencies to require or encourage preferences based on race, ...
- H.R. 3093 (104th): To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 ...
- H.R. 3092 (104th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage State unemployment ...
- H.R. 2432 (104th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require State unemployment ...
- H.R. 2430 (104th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require that ...
From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Franks missed 39 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills